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T HE SUBSCRIBER proposes to commence the publication of a Weekly Newspaper, with the above title, about the middle- 
of November next, devoted to General Intelligence and News of the Day, Political, Scientific, and Religious — and particularly 
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October 12 , 1854 . 

ERASTUS 

SNOW. 

NAME. 

RESIDENCE. 

AMOUNT PAID. 


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NOT. JESUS 


LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDETH IT 

ST. LOUIS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1854. 


PUBLISHED WEEKLY 


Correspondence of Ih® Turk Horsld. 

Important from Mexico. — Santa Anna on his 
Last Legs. 

Acapulco, Oct,, 23, 1854. 
The following has been received here from the 
:ity of Mexico, per Judge Rose, bearer of dispatch- 

^ • l . ■ J . 1 pKilnnnomm 

.ccpo. Owing to a demonstra- 
16th of Sept., by the people 


From Ihc Ctocinuw Commend. 

’ / N UTAH AMD THE MORMONS. 

Messrs. Editors.— I have noticed going the 
rounds of the papers, several extracts from a book 
entitled Utah and the Mormons,” written by B. 
G. Fiaais, late Secretary of the Treasury of 11 tali; 
in which he denounces the people as disloyal in their 
feelings towards the general government, anti guilty 
of every atrocity, known in tne annals of crime. — 
He has not given them credit of a single redeeming 
quality, but charges them with universal depravity. 
He deals largely in such expressions as the loilow- 
mg: "Arrogant religious pretensions;” " frighllul 
licentiousness ; " “ general license to plunder ; 

“ degredation deep and abiding ; ” “ gross sensual- 
ity;” 11 base literalism and materialism;” See.,' Ike. 
He also indulges in harsh personal epithets, against 
individuals lie seldom or ever saw. He has indeed 
manifested some little charity in the ackuowedge- 
meut of •* polite and kind auentions,” on a part ol a 
few individuals, and “ friendly courtesy " on die part 


ous pleasures as part ot one s religion ; -when scat- 
tered throughout boundless space lie the vast indica- 
tions of the Almighty’s determination to furnish ma- 
terials for those pleasures whether they are loved or 
not. The conclusion that I draw from all tins, is, if 
God can be a heavenly-minded being, (and all ac- 
knowledge that He is,) and yet lrom day to day, 
year to year, age to age, thus be mixed up in eartlny 
pursuits, mechanical operations, incessantly construct- 
ing and reconstructing, working an. dst such gross 
elements as worlds, with their atmospheres, seas, 
and mhahitants, and suffer no pollution, lose nothing 
of His spiritual qualities, then may a Latter-day 
Saint hope to have a heavenly nnnd, and his religion 
be of a spiritual character, even though it should lead 
him to seek to go to the same extent, proport ionably, 

1 in worldly-minded operations for his own increase, 
blessing, power, anu glory, us those in winch his 
Maker is so eternally employed : lor “ Mormons 
cannot be so far wrong in following in His track — 
He making, and they loving after it is made ; He 
1 1"' masterly hand in forms ol beauty, 

- — — *-j coloring, and materials lor grandeur and 
magnificence, and they desiring to possess what He 

excellently to adorn, for 


powers, and the most “ worldly-minded Mormon." 
in existence, would be perfectly saitisfied 1 

Seeing, then, that revelation and the sensuous re- 
ligion of the " Mormons” walk so agreeably side 
by Side, we turn to Nature’s Revelation, for as the 
Book of Doctrine and Covenants says, “ after a rev- 
elation of Jesus Christ, the works of creation, 
throughoui their vast forms and varieties, clearly ex- 
hibit His eternnl power and Godhead,” (Lees, on 
Faith, ii. 4. ) and also reveal the character and per- 
sons of the Deity ; and these are very important to 
trace, for Fit certainly is a heavenly-minded being. 
Then fearlessly we put our worldly-minded princi- 
ple along side of His works and ask where, among 
all the works of nature, is there one that does not 
preach a sermon on the spirituality of a sensuous re- 
ligion; for they are all the woiks of a spiritual be- 
ing, and of course they will reveal what u spiritual 
mind can love, and be incessently employed in at- 
tending to, without losing a portion of its spirituality; 
they are all the works of One probating not in time, 
and therefore uncramped by the littleness which at- 
tends men’s notions even u! the Great and Holy One 
inhabiting Eternity ; therefore, an inspection of them 


flic *t. toms luimnarj, 

Ik vutr i u»„ Science, Religion, General Intelligence anil 
News of the llav. 


The following has been 

ea, J who was detained twelve days in Chiipanoingo 
by the government troops, 
lion made on the 12— — . . . 

against the present administration, and which the 
soldiers were unable to suppress, and also to the vic- 
tories on the Rio Grande ol the Alvarez parly, his 
serene highness Santa Anna has removed, with a 
strong furce, to Tacubaya. His seven millions are 
nearly exhausted, and his troops will revolt as soon 
as he stops payment. The spirit of revolution has 
spread throughout the entire republic, and it is cur- 
rently reported that Santa Anna cannot hold out six- 
ty days longer. His sereqe highness has quar- 


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exhibiting His 
exquisite ( 


has been good enough so 
their happiness and pleasure. 

What a farce to talk of the grossness of a sensu- 
ous religion, when man cannot exist as man, nor 
Deity ns God, without the senses, through which all 
intelligence is gamed and power developed; for take 
sight, hearing, taste, smelling, and feeling away trom 
man, ami where is the man! Imagine up a Deity 
deficient of all these powers, and you have imagined 
up something destitute of all “spiritual” qualities, its 
sensuous jxtwers must be the basis of spirituality. 
tV hat intelligence have you on any one subject, 
heavenly or earthly, thui you did not gain tlirough 
your senses? Do you love God? Your love came 
tiirough hearing of His goodness, or seeing the mnn- 
ifestatiou thereof before your eyes. Huve you laith 
in Christ’? Your faith came by hearing. Do you 
love your fellow man? The knowledge ot their ex- 
istence came through the medium of your senses, 1 
before which knowledge you of course could not love 
them; and that you should love them, wus made plain 
tiirough the same medium. Huve you heavenly 
compassion or God-like charity burning within your 
breast? You would have neither one nor the other 
hut for yoirr senses; for you could not have love, com- 
passion, churity, mercy, anger, for anything you 
never saw, heard of, or fell. Then if religion be 
the exercise of the above, and similar qualities or 
principles, sensuous powers must be the basis of ail 
religion ; for it is their existence that has made the 
necessity for any religion at ail ; for were there not 
creatures existing, beside yoursell, endowed with 
Mu?vu,ii«fnwr«. there would be nothing in the uni- 
verse that would need or rnro whether you oxer- 
ciscd religious qualities or not. 

Thus the simplest form of reasoning gives the 
death blow to the notion, that seasuousness and spirit- 
uality are so far apart ; for as seen above, sensuous 
powers made religion necessary in the first instance, 
and keep it so now. And this will apply to a fu- 
ture slate; the senses must exist there, or there will 
be no love ; for none will know of the existence of 
God or one another ; there will he no happiness nor 
intelligence ; for the channels for liotli would be 
stopped! How would you like, good Christian, to 
he condemned to enjoy a heavenly half hour, with- 
out one of your five senses left? Do you think yon 
would rail against a sensuous religion uiterwards? 

Now as to a heaven made up alter the popular 
notion of praise and prayer, I would ask, supposing 
you got to such u heaven, what could you pruise or 
pray for, after rejecting all thut had or could come 
tiirough a sensuous medium? I certainly think you 
would not have much more than the boy who got 
through that remarkable piece of aritlunetic, when 


will reveal wlint we may fuirly expect to he the char- 
acter of our works and pursuits, when we, in the 
popular sense, are in eternity also. 

Does God love beautiful shapes and colors? Let 
us ask, as they form the basis of much that is sensu- 
ous. Co stand beside the peacock, displaying above 
hi arched back a host of golden clouds and setting 
suns ,n miniature, then you may learn. Go gather 
roses, or behold a tulip bed, tinted with such heav- 
enly art, nicety, and perfection ; look at the golden 
backs of the watery tribe, or the silver crested, gem 
decked, spangled breasts of the birds of hotter climes 
limn ours; or dive to the ocean’s bed, and bring up its 
pearly shells; and you will learu that not only does 
God exhibit a most decided taste and love for beuu- 
tiful colors, m objects on the surface ol the earth, hut 
that "myriad fathoms deep, down on old ocean s 
puveineiz stones,” are found the proofs that, spirit- 
ually minded us Jehovah is, lie loves well harmo- 
nized lints and shades. 

Does he love elegance in shape? The crested 
swan, triumphing m matchless curves and lines of 
beauty, would say so; the noble horse, built with 
such symmetry und well-proportioned grace, would 
touch the same. Then turn to inau, observe his per- 
iod form — the painter’s study, that he may learn 
what is beautiful in shape — und ask. Then seek 
the Rowers of earth, so full of grace and bcuuty; nay, 
the commonest green leaf would prove my pouit, — I 
think from this alone we can gutlier, in the attention 
to form, proofs that God would be more offended 
i 'em pleased were he charged with being sc spirit- 
ually-minded that he lounu it inconsistent to main- 
tain a love for such carnal things as forms or shapes. 

Docs God love grandeur or magnificence? Fie 


Thu idea thut opr opposers hold seems to be, that 1 
it is not •' heavenly-minded," nor consistent with a t 
'■ spiritual religion," to let the thoughts lie employed t 
nil such ideas as urt- suggested by the material tail- i 
mlile works ol God ; but that we should have a re- ! 
fur.on isolated entirely from such gross matters as i 
v ariii. us fruits, flowers, and landscapes; mechanic- i 
al oi artistical pursuits; and huve communion with i 
one's ( itxl inspirit.; ami abort; all, never think ol i 
■ at rung such ideas into eternity, where doubtless 
all; these carnal things will he forgotten, and nothing 
hut praise and prayer employ the mind. 

N.nv dear friends where did you get the idea 
that a Godly life ought to separate you from pleasures 
derived from inspection or possesion of the beauti- 
ful. material, tangible blessings of earth; or thut 
your religion would suffer in its heavenly mind- 
ness. if it engrafted a promise of such blessings on 
the condition of a righteous life ? Did you get it 
from Abraham, who loved and obeyed that he might 
pltu'in promises of blessings pertaining to this earth ? 
Or .‘>om his God who rewarded his righteousness 
with a promise of fruitful lands, and a numberless 
posterity to eniov them? Perhaps you got it from 
Jacob, who. when u'png, instead of giving up his 
worldly notions, and thinking’ about death and etern- 
ity, sm 'in his last breath in promising all the tempo- 
ral blessinffs he could well think ol to his deccnd- 
ant. 5 . Of course if you did feci shocked at such a 
scene you doubtless prayed, “ Let me not die like 
Jacob, let not my last end be like his.” 

• Let us“ look unto Jesus the author and finisher ol 
our faith," and see if we can trace in him notions of 
worldly pomp and grandeur. F list ol ail, his moth- 
er bore him believing he should sit on David's throne, 
so that- his worldly notions were bom with him. — 
No wonder, then, we hear him on the Mount sur- 
rounded bv the multitude, leading them on to right- 
eousness with this worldly-minded argument — 

“ Blessed are die meek, for they shall inherit the 
earth ! " Why did not he say .blessed are the meek, 
for they shall have a heaven, where all sensuous 
pleasures sliaii be extinct ; and call on the multitude 
io say. Amen ? Hear him again, “ working on the 
minds of the ignorant by promises of worldly hles- 
mgs,” saying, “ There is no nmn that hath left 
house, or brethren, or sisters, or lather, or mother, 
or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake and the 
Gospel’s, but shall receive an hundred fold now in 
this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, ami 
mothers, and children and lands, with persecutions, 
and iu the world to come eternal Hie.’ (Mark x. 
29,30.) And tell me, dear reader, what more 
« an we need to convince us that the worldly minded 
“ sensuous religion of the Mormons” is ns old as Je- 
sus lumseif. 

Hear the “worldly-minded” Paul, declaring for 
himself and brethren — “ Them, who by continuance 
iu well-doing,' seek for glory, honor, (two very 
worldly minded principles,) linnioitality and .eternal 

• life,” (Rom. iii. 17; j and further tetzchiug the 
doctrine, saying the saints are to he heirs of God, 
and joint heirs with Jesus Christ,” whom hedeclures 
in another place to he heir to thrones, dominions, 
principalities, and powers , for they were created for 
Him. (Col. i. lb'.) N ow Latter-day Saints do 
not go u hit further, for only give them all things, 
glory, honor, thrones, dominions, principalities, and 


A Rich Letter. — The Troy Daily Times states 
that a clergyman of that city married a young couple 
one evening Inst week. After the ceremony was 
performed, one of the groomsmen slyly handed the 
reverend gendeman die following note, containing a 
ten dollar bill us his “ fee ” for tying the knot 

“My Vjery Dear Sir: — You did me up brown 
this morning, and I tiiank you for the very agreeable 
inuiiner in which you performed the service of either 
rendering me one of the happiest or one of the most 
miserable and unfortunate of beings. 1 sincerely 
trust aad believe die former will be the case. My 

wife, dial is, Mrs. , is also duly grateful for 

your instrumentality in making her what she has so 
long desired to be — a wile ; but she says she don’t 
care a flip whether she’s happy or not— -ahe’s got a 
man now, and that is enough. 

“Please accept die enclosed $10 bill. The tight- 
ness of the money market prevents a heaver remit- 
tance. I will, however, enter into an arrangement 
with you. My wife and myself intend to see what 
can be done in die way of assisting along Barnaul's 
baby show next summer. If we get the prize we’ll 
divide the profits with you. 

“Yours, matrimonially, ■" 


he took something from nothing and found that 
nothing remained ; so that your heaven would he a 
perfect blank, and on diut account I would advise 
you not to go there. But if you love prayer or praise, 
seek for a “Mormon’s" heaven on a glorified earth, 
where every living creature, from the amnialcul® in 
the water drop, to man, the noblest Work of God, 
each and all snail furnish ten thousand causes for 
praise and prayer, on account of the ten thousand, 
luiy, numberless ways in winch Jehovah has shown 
His willingness to minister to their senuous pleas- 
ures. — [Millenial Star. 


lace? How many myriads of beauteous insects are 
never seen by man? — a ( solitary one is cuught and 
killed that it may he wondered at. Go ill the des- 
ert, where man is never expected, or cannot subsist 
if he goes; the jungle, where the lion and the tiger 
have it all their own way ; and even the mountain's 
top, where man can scarcelv e’er ascend ; these will 
furnish the evidences of God's love for beauty and 
form. Why half the workmanship of God is scarcely 
seen until the destruction of some of its parts reveals 
how wondrously it was put together. Then God 
does not work that man alone may admire and be 
gratified ; but because He finds it a consequence of 
His vast intelligence to love the beautiful, and there- 
fore He perpetuates it in all His works. 

Thus, dear reader, I think you will see we can- 
not move our eyes but fresh proofs greet us of the 
worldly-mindedness of God; for earth, air, and seas 
swarm with testimonies of His endeavors to promote 
in us a love for the beautiful in shape, die delicious 
in taste, and the flagrant in perfume. The breeze 
wafts proof to ihe olfactory organs, the light conveys 
proof to the eyes, the aunosphere furnishes proof for 
(lie satisfaction of the ears; nay, the whole man re- 
ceives fresh impression of diis lact in every exertion 
or use that he makes of any of his powers. 

Who employs himself wheeling world round 
world, lighting them up with luminiferous powers, to 
gratify possibly the powers of taste, hearing, smell, 
and sight of millions on dieir surfaces, after first en- 


NEW TORS MORALS. 

We give up more than our usuui space to full ac- 
counts of the immense swindling operations in New 
York, now daily coming to light, and by which New 
York life is illustrated. According to the Herald, 
some body has been swindled to the tune ol over 
eleven millions ot dollars within liie last ninety days, 
by fraudulent issues of slocks of various kmds, und 
it is not surprising that a panic should follow. Is 
there any body in New York wno is honest ? Cer- 
tainly the gamblers m stocks make a very poor show 
in tliis way — die Vicksburg gamblers of old were 
princes of honesty compared widi them — and the 
corruption may be supposed le extend to all other 
classes. W e observe that a merchant, ol very re- 
spectable pretensions, has just been detected in at- 
tempting to tire his store, not for the benefit ol any 
insurance upon it, but to avoid exposure on account 
of inability to deliver bales of cotton which he ought 
to have had in store, hut had not; and for two weeks 
or more, one of the Courts of that city has been oc- 
cupied in the trial of a divorce case, the parties to 
which belong to upper tenduin, and in the course of 
which a vast amount of depravity and profligacy was 
charged and exhibited against each party. The 
crisis of rascality may come alter a while in New 
York, but we see nothing like it yet. — [N. Y. Pa- 


A Novel Prosecution. — A gentleman at 
Green h arms, Conn., lately left the Methodist and 
joined the Congregational Church. In his new 
place of worship, says the Springfield Repub- 
lican, he found it difficult to repress those out- 
bursts of religious feelings which were allowable 
with the sect he had left, and was quite often guil- 
ty of the impropriety of “ speaking out in meeting," 
to th£ great annoyance of his new brethren. He 
was labored with affectionately upon the subject, • 
and it was no use, — the occasional “ Amen ! " and 
“ Glory to God ! ” would slip out inspite of bis teeth. 
He was finally prosecuted for shouting “ Glory to 
God ! ” under the influence of a stirring discourse, 
and was fined three dollars and costs, the costs 
amounting to ten dollar*. In the complaint against 
him he was accused of “ disturbing religious war- 
ship.” , 

His Doom. — The man who runs down the girls, 
speaks ill of the married women, and throws a quid 
of tobacco into the contribution box and takes out & 
penny to buy more, tan never expect peace in this 


Woman’s Rights. — A few mornings since, as 
we were passing down Pearl street, we saw ap- 

S roaching us a good-hearted looking chap, but evi- 
ently having partaken too freely from the rum cask. 
We were just thinking whether or not we should 
expostulate with him, when up came his loving 
spouse with a handful of black mud, which 3he not 
only dashed in his face and eyes, but rubbed it in, 
and, without a word, walked away, seeming to feel 
relieved of a duty discharged. The poor fellow re- 
ceived it with a calmness beautiful to look upon, un- 
doubtedly recognizing the hand, as he passed on, 
not even looking to see from whom it came, or utter- 
ing a murmuring word. — [Tribune. , 


Wives. — Women should be acquainted that no 
beauty has any charms but the inward one of the 
mind ; and that a gracefulness in their manners is 
much more engaging than that of their person ; that 
modesty and meekness are the true and lasting orn- 
aments ; tor she that has these is qualified as she 
ought to be far the management of a family, for the 
education of children, for an affection of her hus- 
band, and submitting to a prudent way of living. 
These only are the charms that render wives amia- 
ble, and give them the best title to our respect. 


penny to buy more, can never expect peace in mis 
world, and never wiiL Bedbugs, niusquitos, and 
hobgoblins of a guilty conscience will haunt him’ on 
bis way to that well headed prison, where convicts 
are fed on cinders and aquafortis soup, and are 
allowed no other amusement than to set and pick 
their teeth with a red hot poker through all eternity. 


A boy called a doctor to visit his father, who had 
the delirium tremens; not rightly remembering the 
name of the disease, he called it the devil’s trem- 
bles — making bad Latin, but gcod English. 


Hint. — When a young man uses strong drinki 
even in the smallest degree, girls do not marry him, 
lor if you do you will come to poverty and rags. 


Short way or getting a Divorce. — The Al- 
bany (N. Y.) Argus says that the following notice 
appears in a German newspaper of that city: 

“As iny husband, Joseph Rentz, lias left me with- 
out any provocation, and 1 have seen nothing of him 
this last year past, I hereby declare that unless he 
returns in three days from tliis date, I shall take it 
as a divorce and marry again immediately. 


’Tis only small dogs who hark ; so with men ; the 
smaller a man’s calibre, the more noise he makes. 


Of Co crsb.— Punch says that the reason way 
editors ore so apt to have their manners spoiled, ifl 
because they receive from one correspondent and 

another such a vast number of evil communications. ■ - 

• - ’ ’ 


Schism has been caused in the Lutheran Churcn, 
in Maryland, by the agitation of the question, as to 
whether an Odd Fellow can be a good Christian. 



ST. LOUIS LUMINARI— WEDNESDAY, JiOVEMBEE 22, 1854. 

(f ornsjoiitourr tf t|e % umbwrg 


done all in their power to hinder the spread of the Gospel, 
anil the Lord reward them acaqrding Iso their works. 

Be assured I have sought diligently, -with all the wisdom 
the Lord has given mo, to do this wicked people good, and 
I truly have been blessed of the Lord, and have sowed much 
seed, having put out $45 worth of hooks, some of which 
have gone by sea on various ships ; some to Scotland, from 
those I had baptized ; they sending them by mail to their 


Mors Baptisms. — Summary of Correspondence. 

Hon. S. M. Blair, late U. : S. Attorney for Utah, 
is now preaching the Gospel with much success in 
Texas. He lias met with many warm friends, and 
many equally warm enemies, from whom he has 
experienced much opposition and personal threats, 
but he b»t f hitherto triumphed over them all. 

He writes under date of Nov. 24th from Port Sul- 
livAn in Milan county, Texas, that lie has a circuit of 
fifty miles round, has baptized many, and has or- 
ganized a thriving branch of the church at Port Sul- 
ivan, and made good beginnings in several other 
places. Elder McGaw has rendered him much as- 
sistance of late, but was about to start tor his field of 


(Tbc “>t. fonts fnmurarg. 

ST? LOUIS, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 22, 1851 


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J For U» St. Lauta Luminary. 

Jp PROSPECT OP MORMON WAR. 

Mu. Editor:— Going die rounds of several public jour- 
nals, such as the Charleston Mercury, the Washington 
Star, the New York Times, Albany Atlas .and Missouri 
Democrat, I notice a strong disposition to get up an Anti- 
Slavery, Auti- Catholic, Anti-Nebraska, and lost, but not 
least. Anti- Mormon excitement. "Now whether this lat- 


LIST OP AGENTS FOR THE lumixia 

New Orleans, James Mcgaw. 

NashviU*. Teen., H. W. Church. 

Harrison courttv. Texas, William Martlndale. 
Milan county, Texas, S. M. Blair. 

Preaton Thomas, Traveling Agent for the South. 
Cincinnati, O., Hon. Orson Spencer. 


friends. 


The branch now numbers eighteen members, having 
lately added four persons. The elder and some of his 
brethren are now at the seat of war, and have organized 
a branch of eleven men in Asln, in one of the Tnrkiah 
burying grounds, and named it the “Expeditionary Fore* 
Branch,” and have a prospect of baptizing some of their 
fellow-soldiers. The priest has got his discharge, and 
had- to go to Chatham, England, to ratify the same, and 
from thence he will go to Scotland oil a miasioi) to his 
friends. . 

I rejoice to sec the Gospel spreading from this place, 
and pray that fruit may spring forth as s reward for my 
arduous labors. I found 1 had lost two stones or twenty - 
eight pounds in weight, and as my cheat anil head were 
affected, with occasionally a pain In my side, and as the 
hot weather was coming on, the Lord opening the way, 1 
returned/ to England, leaving the Branch in care of a 
Teacher, a faithful man. 

I have the privilege of visiting some of the branches, 
and some relations in Leicosterburg. 

I do not despair of a work being done in Gibraltar, 
though the field is small anil awfully corrupt. Any Eng- 
lish brother can go now amt build on the little foundation 


„ mC 111 lUll I j V/., HUH. v/ibuii 

Springfield, 0., A. R. Wright. 

Pittsburgh, Pa.. Be F. Winchester. 

Kentucky General Agent. X M. Barlow 

Keokuk. Iowa, Charles Clark. . 

Philadelphia. Samuel Harrison, Poplar, below l'Zth St. 

*. Anthony Winter*, Esq., North Second St- 
Bluff City. Iowa, Win. H. Folsou. 

Maquaketa, Iowa. J. Dslrymple, 

Graving, Mo., Charles Maxwell. 

Fairfield, Jnd.,John Wickel. 

Alquina. Ind.. 'Stephen Golding. 

Alton, 111., Heary J. Hudson. 

Ccn'reville, III., James Kinney. 

Lowell, Mass.. ElUklin J. Davis. 

(reneral Agent for Masaachusetts, N. H. Felt. 

San Jose. CaL. J. M. Horner. 

San Bomiiiino. Cal., C. C. Rich. 

General Agent for fiah. Hon. Z. Snow 
Cedar City, I ’tab, Hon. I. C. Haight. 

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is contained by Utah. If the design iff these Anti- Mor- 
mon journalists is to subjugate and exterminate all Mor- 
mons, as such wherever located in the United States, it is 
well for Mormons to know timely about it. If the sons 
of *76 have so far outgrown their father’s breeches as to 
establish different casts among American citizens, con- 
signing Mormons to the galling disabilities which Jews 
have been compelled to endure in many countries, or to 
the iron rule which ancient Patricians inflicted upon Ple- 
bians ; or if they mean to nip them in the bud through ex- 
cessive scruples of conscience, as the Puritans huiig and 
killed the witches in New England, 1, as an humble Mor- 
mon, would like to know ; and would like to hear the high- 
minded men of the nation apeak out boldly and unequivo- 
cally. If this nation has become so elevated in moral 
purify, that forgetting their own abominations and blooil- 
guiltinuss, they cannot only endorse , past acts of Anti- 
Mormon cruelty, but sanction the same by a national sub- 
jugation and destruction of an isolated and innocent people, 
living in peaceful solitude in their own dear-bought moun- 
tain home, then let them declare that this is their true 
design. Certain prominent journals have, indeed, most 
uumistakeably declared-this to be their design. But will 
Uiis nation endorse the sentiment expressed hi the Charles- 
ton Mercury, Washington Star and Missouri Democrat? 
Such language savors of fanaticism doubly steeped, and 
of such precocious guilt we would scarcely believe 
would ever be embellished in republican type. The Mor- 
mons huve never violated the first act of the laws of Oon- 


If the King of G*eat Britain “ refused his assent 
to lavra "passed by the colonial Legislators ; Congress 
reserves to itself the same supervisory control over 
territorial laws. If he “ made their J udges depend- 
ant on his will alone for the tenure of their offices, 
and the amount and payment of their salaries ” - — so 
does Congress’ with the terriu ries. ll he “ erected 
a multitude of offices, and sent hither swarms oi of- 
ficers to harrass our people, and eat out their sub- 
stance,” so does Congress, at least in form and not 
untrequently in fart, and what else could be expec- 
ted, when the high and sacred character of the Ju- 
diciary is degraded at the shrine of the partyisiu and 
these as well as the other territorial officers sent beg- 
ging among political demagogues. 

J If the colonies complained of “ taxation without 
[ representation,” so can the Territories with equal 


OUR PAPER. 

YVe present before our readers this week the re- 
sult of our first effort at publishing a newspaper. — 
How do you like it ? The work is entirely new to 

awkwardness of our 


Us and we feel altogether the 
new position. 

YVe have labored under the accustonmry incon- 
veniences and disadvantages, felt more or less by all 
in storting a newspaper. But faulty awl deficient 
as it may appear we venture to send it lorth iu the 
world and humbly hope that our efforts will be ap- 
preciated. However »ve feel assured that the 
Saints ” and lovers of truth and justice will hail 
with pleasure the appearance of tl-.e Luminary. 

The world has lieen too long stocked with false- 
hoods, slander misrepresentations about Mormonisin 
and thq. people in Utah. Our crimes have been rep- 
resented to he so great and numerous — our doings so 
atrocious and vile — our proceedings so abominable 
and disgusting that these statements have be- 
come suicidal. They have been carried too far to 
answer the ends for which they have been put forth. 

It is asked enquiringly where and who has felt 
all these evil influences I YVho ever knew of its 
poisonous influences, or who has seen. its deadly ef- 
fects upon the country ? And who knows of his 
neighbor becommg u worse man, a more rebelous 
and corrupt citizen, a less nueniive husband and 


From ihr Doerrt New*- 
SAINTS AND THE WORLD. 

Great Salt Lake Pity, Sept. 20., ’50. ( 

Ma. Editor :• — Can a gentlemen of good reputation 
ami character, not of your religious creed, be permitted 
to aBHOciate with your females and enjoy the chit-chat 
and sociability with them that are usual in the circles of 
what may be termed good and genteel society in the 
world at large ? 

answer. 

Jesus says : “ Ye are not of the world, but I have cho- 
sen you out of the world.” 

If a gentleman wishes to associate with our females, 
let him repent and be baptized for the remission of his 
sins. But thin alone will not insure him success, for ma- 
ny have submitted themselves to the ordinance of hnp- 
tism and have added damnation to themselves by hypocrit- 
ically bowing themselves to certain rights and ceremonies, 
with motives other than to glorify God anil save thein- 
HolveH from tills untoward generation. Let these gentle- 
men go forth arid preaell the Gospel to the nations, like 
the Mormon Elders, without « pur* or scrip.” ' Let them 
be mobbed and tared and feathcrcii, and whipped a few 
times, for Christ's sake, not for their own follies, and re- 
turn after a few years’ labors, clear in conscience, pure in 
heart and unspotted from the world. If they cun do thess 
things and endure, they may begin to associate with our 


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ANOTHER GOOD MAN DEPARTED. 

Elder Win. W. Major, formerly Well known to 
many of the Sninta iu St. Lous, a man of exemplary 
piety and untiring zeal lor the cause of God, has 
finished lus earthly mission and passed within the 
veil. We learn from the Milleniul Star that he died 
full of faith and hope, in London, October 2d, from 
an effectual of the lungs. He leaves an affectionate 
family and numerous circle of friends in Salt Lake 
City. “ Blessed are the deud who die in the Lord, 
they shall not taste of death, for it shall be swee 
unto them.” 

THE BANK PANIC; 

During rite week past tiie public have heed kept in 
a constant state of excitement by the successive an- 
nouncements over (lie wires,, of the sus]>e union of 
hanks and failures of heavy business houses in the 
east, north and south. 

Lutor intelligence shows thnt some of these an- 
nouncements have been premature, und others much 
exagerated. Certain it is, howover, that the long 
dreaded crisis in monetary affairs has come, and 
die end thereof none can tell. Though, the west- 
ern and middle States generally seem to suffer greatly 
under its blighting influence, yet in no part of the 
country bus iu> desolating effoou, boon oo aovoroly 
felt us iu Cincinnati, where the most powerful 
hankers west of the Alleghanios woro engulfed 
in the general deluge. 

The alarm has been so constant and general that 
business has been materially imerupted iu St. Louis, 
and die majority of the people look silpiciously upon 
most of die paper which forms the circulation of this 


our own citizens correctly to understand, und always 
to keep in mind, the extremely limited range ol ^ the 
powers vested in -our general government. They 
ate coustuudy liable to tail into die error of fancy mg 
die United Suites Government a supreme power m 
die Union — an imperial sovereignty — wmle conceiv- 
ing the several Suites to be merely provinces ol dtis 
empire. At any rate, diey often call on Congress 
for legislation which would be allowable in dial 
body only upon the siuiposiuou dial Congress bears 
to die people of die United States some such reluuon 
as die Imperial Parliament does to Greut Britaui 
and Ireland. The Cornier and Euquirer lias some 
iomarks upon dtis error, in respect to several mut- 
ters of political interest. Among those are the- Nat- 
uralization Laws. Many supi>ose dial wlieu a muu 
is naturalized ho becomes a voter, No such dung, 
however. Y oting is a privilege which Congress 
cannot grant — ut least in the States. About all dial 
Congress confers on a man by naturalizing him is to 


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of the free banks of Indiana, bus called forth a no- 
tice from the Bunk Commissioner at Springfield and 
another from a like fiuictionary in Chicago followed 
by a card from the Bankers and Broker s of Uiis 
city, all of wliicli are calculated to restore confi- 
dence in the Illinois Bunks. YVe publish below die 
card of Mr. Maxwell, Bank Commissioner: 

TO THE PUBLIC. 

The undersigned feels called upon, at this time of 
monetary excitement, to make a public statement for 
the benefit of such persons as are not in the way of 
being correctly informed ns to die value of Illinois 
Bank bills of suspended Banks. 

Every Bank oi this Slate, under the General 
Banking Law, have deposited with the Auditor, iu 
the hands of die Treasurer, good interest-paying 
i 1 Kinds of the several Stales, to die full amount of 
every dollar of their own bills ; and all registered 

bank with another. — 


Late from Utah — Summary of News 

The l tali mail arrived ou the 3rd mat., bringing 
us a file of Deseret News and much odier news 
from that region, up to October 1st. 1 roin various 
sources we loam that the L tubs and Snakes or Shos- 
hones are again ut war, several sanguinary battles 
having been fought in the vicinity of the settlmeiits, 
with a lair prospect ol a continued series of difficul- 
ties. The two Indians who were convicted of die 
murde- of two boys, were publicly executed by hang- 
ing on the 15th of September. Crops hnd coine in 
good and wheat was selling at $2 00 per bushel, 
corn and outs 50 per bushel each. There are 
heavy supplies ol merchandise which are not bring- 
ing unite die usual round rates. Stock was in cx- 


money is equally secured, one 
Those that have closed dieir doors have in no way 
depreciated their security for their bills — they are of 
their full valve now — - but cannot command specie 
until the Auditor disposes of their bonds or securi- 
ties according to law, which, is. required to lie done 
immediately, at which time due notice will be given, 
and the bills redeemed iu specie. No sacrifice 
should lie made on Illinois Bank bills whatsoever ; 
nor even suspended Banks. 

P. M AXWELL, Bank Com. 

Chicago, Nov. 15, 1S54. 


Reception of the Troops by the Mormons.— The 
Officers Refused Admittance to Female Soci- 
ety.— No Mormon Com Allowed to the Gentiles. 

The above is the title of an article published bv the N. Y. 
Herald, and copied by Buch papers as the Intelligencer of 
this city. The Herald says thol soon after tiioarriv.il of the 
troops at Salt Lake, “Orson Hyde called upon the congre- 
gation assembled in the Tabernacle to raise the price of 
grain “on the irfrottgerr,” to which the congregation replied 
Amen. In consequence of this move all the horsoB that 
can be spared will be sent out to graze instead of being 
; stable-fed 5 ” and that “the people were commanded in the 
Detent New * not to allow their familioa to associate W 'll 
the strangers. Except the opnulottcd Gentiles became 
baptized they could not expect to move in female society.” 
It however admits that “the troops as a general thing were 
w !1 received hy the Mormons )” but cannot restrain iu 1 
Involuntary thrusU at Gov. Young, and what the Herald 
calls “the peculiar institution,” because, forsooth, tho 
troopsar* seized with the old complaint of Judge Broukua, 
Viz: “The monopoly operates peculiarly hard upon thoet tent 
them to reside.” 

We would suggest to those aditors whose sympathies 
are awakened, the propriety of heading n subscription for 
the purpose of transporting, for the raliof of the distressed 
soldiery quartered at Balt 1 .a Ice, a corps of “accommodating 
females” from Now York 1 that is If thoy can lie spared 
without “operating peculiarly hard” upon tbo nlco fusli- 
lonablu gentlemen of New York. In the meantime we 


From lire Deseret New*. 

MISSION AT GIBRALTAR. 

35 Jewin Street, London, July 5, 1854. 
President Brioham Youno and Council: 

Beloved Brethren: — Since my last to you I have la- 
bored under much privation and difficulty to maintain a 
position in this important field of labor. This seeing to 
be tliu only chance for an opening into Spain, where the 
priests and laws aro much opposed to freedom of speech. 

Within a few year* some persons endeavored to estab- 
lish themselves by teaching schools, but as soon as they 
wore found tampering with religious matters they had to 
flee between two days to i've their lives, for they do not 
value life much in this country, ss for a shilling they can 
be pardoned of any criinu. 

On the 24th of April, finding piy health failing through 
hard living ami tedious labor,! fell disposed to further pe- 
tition tho Governor at Gibraltar, for 1 thought his feelings 
might bo altered, on account of s deputation from the mer- 
chants having boon seat to England. They had an Inter- 
view with his grace the Duke of Newcastle, Colonial Sec- 
retory of Foreign Affairs, and the result was published, s 
portion of which I will copy, da it will show the feelings 
of the public and superior offluora. 

“As regards the right of mooting, the ituke spoke in dls- 
disupprnval of the governor’s conduct, and »nld It was sim- 
ply a question of common sense) and a great number of 
questions would never have boon raised If Ute governor 
had acted sensibly) ami If It foil to his lot to appoint the 
governor’s successor, he would choose a bettor man, and 
believed all complaints would then cense) for the governor 
had certainly continued to plan! himself In antagonism 
with all parties | ho, seemed to possess some Infirmity of 
temper which prevented him from taking advlc*. He 
should ask for explanations frdnt' the governor of hts con- 
duct In the affair or the notides, th* meetings end the cen- 
sorship of tho press, all ol which he disapproved Very 
much.” 

After writing to the governor, I was cdlled to th* colo- 
nial office, and had a more pledsant Interview with the 
Colonial Secretary, who wished me to call again after Ills 
interview with the governor, which I did, and obtalped the 
promise of protection to preach publicly* and began to 


DISTINGUISHED ARRIVALS. 

Not long sinoo tho arrival of a party of Missiona- 
ries at Council Bluffs was unnounced in the papers. 
Among them was Elder John Taylor, former editor 
of the “Times and Seasons," and “ Naavoo Neigh- 
bor,” whose blood mingled with that of the murtyrud 
prophets, Joseph and Hryum Smith, iu Carthage, 
III., having received four bulls on that occasion, and 
narrowly escaped their Inle. Elder Taylor is now 
in tins city eit route lor New York, where he iutonds 
soon to isBtte a weekly paper, to be called the •* Mor- 
mon.” Likewise Hon. N. H. Felt, Dr. J. Clinton, 
and several others of the same party, Who ore to ope- 
rate in the Atlantic cities in connection with Elder 
Taylor. As also J udgo Thomas, who pussed through 
the city a few day* since on his way to Texas, whence 
he is to proceed to YVnshifigton City. It was with 
extreme gratification that we greeted these old and' 
tried friends in this city, anij we bespeak for them a 
joylul welcome among till me Saints in iltv East, and 
our friends in general. Hon. O. Spencer, Chancel- 
lor of the University of Deseret, is located in Cin- 
cinnati, Mid will direct the labors of the Elders in the 
valley of the Ohio, and take charge of the settlement 
of the Saints to be found in that part of the country. 
YVe hail with joy these movements of the Church, ns 
the dawning of a new era iu the history of our peo- 
ple ; and from the commanding talents, the sterling 
integrity, indomitable perseverance of these fellow- 
laborers, we may expect great results. 

New Orleans. — Elder James McGaw, late of 


OUR NEW TYPE, *0. 

Kind reader, whftt do you think of the general, ap- 

Please examine it; 


pearancc of the “ Luminary I 
if you think favorable of it, we will tell you confi- 
dently where we got our complete outfit, and if you 
should ever want anything pertaining to a printing 
offW, cither for newspaper or job work, we would 
advise you to go to the same place, and you will be 
sure to have your wants supplied in the shortest iuh 
lice, us they keep constantly on hand and will furn- 
ish to order every or any article generally used by 
ths printer. .as will be seen by advertisement in an- 
other colunut. Messrs. A. P. Lsdew & Co,, Nos. 
3V mhI 38 Locust street, between Main and Second, 
are the gentlemanly proprietors, and Mr. William 
Bright the very accommodating clerk of the type 
louudry where we obtained what is now before you 
us a specimen of a portion of their business. Go 
and see, and judge for yourselves. 


.. ... THIS NUMBER. 

-The quality of our paper this week is not what 
We intended it should be. Being disappointed in 
the paper we had ordered from Cincinnati, we have 
been obliged to-usa-aa iafotior article,- hoping how- 
ever soon to make an improvement. As to the 
workmanship and general appearance, we feel quite 
willing it should speak Tor itself, and our friends 
should be the judges. 


Slander. — The expansive nature of scandal 1 
told by the poet thus: 

“ The flying rumors gathered as they rolled ; 
Scarce any tale wss sooner heard than told ) 

And sll who told It added something now, 

And all who hoard it mad* enlargement, too— 

' On every oar'it spread — on every tongue it grew, 



ST. LOUIS LUMINARY 


' Pittsburgh. Nov. 9* *• M.— River two feel 
seven niches aud falling ; weather clear and cool. 

New London, Conn.. Nov. 20.— George Bliss, 
the Sheriff, arrested four robbers of the Windham 
County Bank, going on board a steamer at Allen's 
Point last night, for New York, and recovered all 


who attempt to l&it anything derogatory to Mahom- 
et's supremacy! They boast of a day not far dis- 
tant when not by missionary enterprise, tor ol thni 
they have uoae^but sword and conquest, their 
will triumph throughout Asia; and, under tins spur- 
it, it is die most; distant object of their conception 
give heed to an* other religion. There ts in them, 
very perceptibly* the spirit of natal Romanism, yet 
tinged with a dU-r shade of barbarism Wte the 
smouldering earners ot a taded glory, o y 
an opport unity to buret forth more destructively than 

i° r havc exercLd faith for tliis people when all 
seemed eloudetfcin sable darkness ; and n«tdemy- 
self as far as their prejudices would admit, as one 

of themselves; ««m objecting myself, m W 

... .e.... i ii roue > an intense uesire to 


KUllKlGN cuerrspondknce 


From the City- Press* 
tpnT VAI. OF THE ASIA- 

New York, Nov. 16. 

The Asia has arrived! she left Liverpool at 11 
o’clock on the morning of the 4th, and "-ached her 
dock shortly after nine diis momuig ; she bungs t** 
passengers. On the 5th, at 2 1-2 a. H.^paWthe 
Europa eight miles north of Tuscan ; oi 
7 p. h. , passed the Pacific. 

The Asia's dales are to the 4th. 

Russian dispatches say the allies sul 
vera defeats, viz : the Freuch had the 
stroyed and 16 guns spiked, and the Ei 
were attacked by Menchtkoff at Bi 
routed with the loss of 500 horses. 

Frenoh reports do not give any i _ 
only say that the Russian story is it« 


INTBRB8TENO LETTER BROM HIND 06 TAN 

The following is from the pen of our much es- 
teemed friend, Elder Hugh Findly. notv on a mis- 
M.m in Asia. He writes from Belgaum under ilntt 
oi July 26, 1S54. 

Imltn ts indeed a Darren comer in the Lord's 
vineyard - it ts like plodding and ploughing up ai 

After the departure of our military brethren frou 
the I sin ml of Bombay, mailers there put on rather i 
forbidden aspect, so that although a most assuluou 
distribution of- lx*** tram. Ac., was kepi up lor sev 


where the Postofhce Department has issued a cir- 
cular which slates that arrangements will be com- 
pleted at an early date for issuing, at the Postoffices, 
ordere for the payment of certain sums of money 
not exceeding ten pounds on each order — at any one 
of the offices on the list The charge to die pubhc 
for each order will be one shilling and three pence, 
of which one-half will be allowed to the posunaster 
granting an order, in compensation for his trouble, 
and die other half would be remitted to the Posumts- 
ter General towards defraying the expenses of the 

The rates above would limit the sum for which an 
order could be procured, to forty-eight dollars, and 
charge thirty corns for the accommodation. Oue-hoU 
the payment goes to the poetmastor ol whont the or- 
der is purchased, and the other to die Postoffice De- 
partment. 

From BoiclXy. —Terrible Ravages ol the 
Cholera, Ac. 

By the bark Ithlonia, Capi. Morton, from Paler- 
mo, we have advices from Scicilly to Sept. 17. 

At Messina the oholera was making frightful 
havoc, taking off from eight to eleven hundred per 
day. On the 16th, the report wns dint about one 
half the population had been carried oil. 

The disease extended even to animals — mules, 
cats and dogs dropping dead in the streets. 

All the physicians who had not lallen victims hnu 

(led from die city, . .. 

The government had issued a proclamation call- 
ing for medical volunteers from the neighboring cit- 
ies. and nuaranieeing payment to them. 1 here 

On die 13th one 


die English cavalry 
at Balaklava and 

The anglo 

explicit denial, but 

^ -'i improbable aud 

exaggerated. The allies state' that two Russian 
ships were destroyed in 

batteries silenced, and a - 

damaged by explosion of a magazine. It is at least 
evident there has been sharp fighting. 

Latest — Saturday Morninii. — Accounts are 
still conflicting. The English say the siege wns pro- 
gressing favorably up to the 27th. I he bit eat tele- 
graph account is a dispatch from laird Redcldte, 
which confirms the account that 30,000 Russians at- 
tacked and captured the torts ol Balaklava ; a great 


more favorable response to our efforts. 

5 juncture Elders Leonard raid Muster ur- 
iiii Calcutta, who proceeded on the 22nd 
per Steamer to Knrrachee, '‘lid 1 on the 
r , I, on board a puunnur, (small native emit ) 
„.rly, skirting the IWig.ome Territory, aud 
by bullock-bandy to this place, the 
rtion ol our journey, ahout fcW miles, 
i and uneven, but most leljlile scene, 

(lie deep bods of very man/ mountain 
some ol winch were still ruiuiing. hut most 
li y This certainly would Iw a most luxuri- 
iry, did it only eiijov "the former and Int- 

■ • ’l l,,, mango and locust, liolh most dell- 
j,!*. hung m ubumliuice Ly the way-side ; 
aidless variety of blossomed trees ami slirulsi 
,„ the morning brec»« their odorous fra- 
nre:wutuig tie- wuy-l'arer with a pleasing 
to the rays ot the sultry sun approaching 

Jinn. The notorious Riiui-Ghiuint luy also 
nil. which is upward of three thousand Icet 
,d u» near perjieudiculur us you con nnug- 

■ cliincd, chid m dense jungle, 

(lie tw»r «U'l UT'V pw«l, 

Si ' e-*l. IU mulm»ut ls,«l. 

more in the midst of strangers, 1 felt ns il 
ol a dead weight, and an approving spirit 
.1 n was well. 1 had anticipated evading a 
collision here, by muking my quarters in the 


the harbor, also quarantine 
bastion of Fort Constantine 


were ten had gone train Palermo, 
thousand soldiers or convicts had been sent Irotu 
Palermo to Messina to cleanse the streets and bury 

the dead. , , , 

At Naples, August IStli, the disease had abated, 
the deaths amounting to about three hundred per 
day, and on the 23rd, the deaths daily decreased to 
twenty or twenty-five. 

At Palermo, about three hundred and fifty per 
day was the number. The whole number of deaths 
at Palermo was estimated at thirteen thousand, and 
at Messina forty-five thousand. 


belter look out or he would tie knocked flowu uuu 
robbed. As may be supposed, this news hurasaed 
him very much, aud after sauntering about nil hour 
or two, with tho money tightly clutched in both liauds, 
he again deposited it in the bank. 

At the noon hour, a man hurriedly approaclung 
one of the suspended banks attracted our attention. 
He. wore no coat, the sleeves of his check shirt were 
rolied up to his elbows, his face was covered with 
iron dust, and he bore every appearance of being one 
of those ever busy toiling mechanics, whose every 
cent is earned by the bwcui of his brow. Approach- 
ing the bunk door he was stopped by a policeman— 

» Can I get in ? ” he asked. 

“ No sir ; the bunk is closed," was the reply. 

“ Closed ! ” he exclaimed, while his heart throbbed 
with heavy beats. “ Gentlemen, this is too had. 
For twenty years have 1 been toiling hard to get a 
home, but the harder 1 work the further 1 am from 
accomplishing my desire. The savings of five years 
I was swindled out of by a pretended friend, an 

now the savings of fifteen years is lost in this d d 

concern. Can a working man be protected in any 

way ? ” . . r , 

A circular was placed in his hands, setting lortn 
why the bank had suspended, and assuring deposit- 
ors that they would he paid, principal and interest, in 
full. He sut down and read il carefully, shook Ins 
head ns if he thought the statement all sham, and 
left as hurriedly as he came. 

A thousand foolish rumors were afloat in the crowd. 
One was that Smead had withdrawn from the Citi-. 
zens’s Bank, having been paid 940,000 tor the use 
of his name for one yeur. Another, that Mr. Ellis 
was not sick, and hud beeu seen leaving the city 
early in the morning. It was such rumors us these 
which harassed the poorer class of depositors, and 
made them believe tlmt matters were far worse than 
they are. 

Decidedly the most forlorn looking object on 1 Inrd 

Reporter, who said 


Pisnllanffliis 


OUT OF EMPLOYMENT. 

Out of employment ! The exclamation^ almost 
as common ns the notices “to let” oil new houses. 
Why out of employment? Has ingenuity reached 
its end that flesh and blood must waste as the flow- 
er wilts when plucked from the stem? Energy 
may be seen any day in the week at a street corn- 
er sharpening knives. Apple stands yield profit 
enough to pay for ai| upper room and something ap- 
proaching comfort. Matches indstriously offered 
have purchsed a house anil lot. Tripe and sausage 
meat enable the dealer tolccep cool in warm weath- 
er, and more than pay for coals and expense when 
frost prevails. An Etheopian swill-collector has 
qualified himself to exercise flic elective franchise 
by pursuing his sloppy vocation with vigor. Out ot 
employment ! Who can know who or what you are 
if you stand at the corner moping and wonder- 
ing why a stranger does not step forward to extend 
u helping hum! ? Never hope to jump at once into 
prosperity, for the chaam between industry and idle- 
ness is of frightful width. Never allow pride to 
bring a blush to your cheek because your busiuess is 
kunible. Pride is not reliable in all cases. If you 
labor, you produce, and producers are certain of re- 
ward in some form. If you are cheated of your money 
an honest man may hear of your calamity , and with 
generous heart offer you u position. Never say 
“ out of employment ! ” because no reasonable ex- 
cuse can be offered therefor. 3 he world is wide , 
the *ople daily find rest and the cemeteries, and pla- 
ces 'ist lie suppled. There's work enough for all 
while integrity and cincerity are characteristics. — 
" Knickerbocker. 


F loor is China. — l uis i» * 

California sending flour to China," for instead ol 
our gold leaving the country to pay for tea, sugur 
and spices, silks, shawls, and other necessaries und 
luxuries, we siftul the product of our soil and the la- 
bor of our liu nds. This is what builds up our State. 
Four thousumFquarier sacks of California flour from 
the Eureka Mills were sold yesterday by the Messrs. 
Ereidlandcr St Co., at satisfactory prices, (about 9 
dollars per lsfrn‘1 ) to ship to China. Other ship- 
ments ol Like character will shortly follow ; and thus, 
at length, California has become an exporter of 
bread stuffs . — [San Francisco Herald. 

Our pleasures snould, like bees honey, be ex- 
tracted not Irani a few stately flowers, named and 
classic, but from the whole multitude, great and 
small, ahich CJod l.o« sown with profuse hand to 
smile in every? nook, nnd make the darkest comers 
warm with their glowing presence. 


1 next made application through the Qtiarter-Mus- 
ter-General lor permission to reside, preach, &c., 
in the Pensioner’s lines ; and, in a few days more, 
learned through that gentleman that the step taken 
bv the military authorities at Poona was to stand as 
a precedent to their decision on the matter here. 1 
next waited ou the Brigadier-General nimsell, and 
obtained Ins voiit c.Htiou to receive any relerences 1 
mil'll! obtuui train the military oilmens ai lWu. 
These 1 am happy to say. although the process pro 
longed a slate ol suspense and comparative inactivi- 
ty lor upwards of two months, were so overwhelming 
io i he prejudices of the General and Ins colleagues, 

that 1 have been granted all tlmt I ask lor -- to re- 
,de in camp and exercise all the functions of a mm- 
,Mer of die Gospel, in visiting, preaching, 8ur. ; and 
lins to the no small chagrin ol those of the black 
.loin in die station who now liiaiulest a visiting 
by.eiil lor the purpose ol decrying “ Morinonism, 
■formerly unknown among them m preaching Christ 
crucified. Thunks to the Lord for overuling it so, 
and to General Wilson, who, 1 have reason tobe- 
tieve, stands alone at the present instance in Britisli 
India in honorably granting to the ministers ol tins 
Church their right- when called upon to do so. F or 
this let bis name be hud in the honorable remern- 
f, ranee Of the righteous. The grant limy in itself 
upp, at small, tuid so it is, so tux us the command- 
ments of the stations are concerned ; but the oppo- 
se course pursued by others has proved a most stuli- 
t>om and in many instances, an insurmountable mtr- 
u , the Gospel's progress ; so overbearing military 
rule in these land-. 

\\ Inle the foregoing was feuding, I found many 
to profess a sympathy, but few seemed prepared to 
oiler a helping hand. There was nevertheless, an 
,ye over me lor good — dial eye that never sleeps 
n, the interests ol those enlisted in llis service, and 


Bank of Kentucky. 


COMMERCIAL 

ducuh (Ky.) Auterioan, where this bank is located, 
says 

A ridiculous report has been put in circulation by 
die brokers, or some persons interested, tlmt the notes 
of Uiis bank are discredited. Now, this is all very 
foolish, ns any. one who knows anything about the 
condition of die hank will know; but it is calculated 
to injure the standing ol die bank by imposing ou 
persons who are not versed in such matters. V\e 
assure our country friends that the officers of this 
bank are reliable business men — that the affairs ol 
diis bank are Hi a healthy aud prosperous condition. 
Every liank in the State receives its paper, and no 
bunk in the State is safer or stands higher. 

A man 


street yesterday uftornoon, was a Reporter, who said 
he had over three hundred dollars in one of the sus- 
pending concerns. How in the name of common 
sense a Reporter managed to accumulate so muuh 
money, is a mystery, but that he had il, or rather 
that one of the bonks lmd - it for him, m* one could 
doubt, after looking at the grimaces of his elongated 
countenance. 

About 11 o’clock the Citizens' Bunk issued a cir- 
cular in the shape ol a handbill. They were given 
to an old and faithful bill-poster known as One-Eyed 
Billy, to distribute. As soon as Billy commenced 
giving them out the crowd surrounded him, and so 
eager were they to obtain them, that they snatched 
at und grabbed them, tearing them to pieces. This 
enraged the bill-poster, and, hurriedly rolling the 
circulars up, he placed them beneath the breast of 
his coat, and stood on his dignity. The crowd 
pressed him closely, begging und beseeching him to 


Try again. 


Arrest of a Great Scoundrel, 
named Samuel Scoville was arrested on Saturday 
last by Gapi. Cozzins, as the robber of the Maxine 
Bank of Savannah, Ga. The robbery was commit- 
ted a month or two ago. Scoville was an officer in 
the bank, and it is supposed carried ofl with him 
about $10,1)00. He was found boarding at the 
Planters’ House, in this city, calling himself Lewis. 
A rew ard, we 'believe, of $ 1 ,000, had been offered 
lor his arrest. Some 98,000 has beon found in his 


deners there. We invite to it attention in this re- 
gion, as we not unfrequently see much cabbage, 
which failed to head in the fall from various causes, 
either pulled up and fed to stock or left a prey to the 
first; 

Select a suitable spot in a garden or field, six feet 
in width, of any desired length, free from sumding 
water; run a furrow the proposed length of your bed, 
and throw a back furrow upon it. This double fur- 
row will form a side wall of your cabbage house. In 
the trench stand your cabbages on their roots, leaning 
toward the furrow at an angle ol 40 to 45. Let the 
the next furrow be thrown upon the roots and stalks 
of the cabbages, and another row be placed in the 
i trench made by the second furrow ; thus proceed un- 
til your six feet of width is planted, then let the fur- 
row be a double one — making the other side wull 

about the height of die cabbage head. 

Through the whole length of the middle of the 
patch lay rails lengthwise, supported by -crutches, at 
a height of about two feet from the cabbages ; this 
will term the ridge of the cabbage house. Lay light 
brush wood from the side walls to the ridge pole ; 
then throw on salt hay, or bog hay, or straw, two 
inches in depth. As the cold weather advances, 
throw on dirt until you hnve a depth of say six or 
eiirht inches, or even more, when the winters are se- 


|„V asked me if “our God could grow*,’’ aud related 
Jan they find u stone god in their village who hnd 
ormcrly been very lean, but hnd grown very stout 
m all ins parts, and would persuade me to come and 
lor myself, forgetting that 1 hud not seen him m 
fo- days of leanness. On inquiring into tins mat- 
ior 1 found that this person was by no means isolated 
m ins lieiief. The priestly institution ol a centtn- 
uui oiMlermg, winch is poured on those sculptured 
deified stones, under the intense heat ot a tropic 
sun causes relaxation of their pores, and, as n nat- 
ural consequence, -swells them, till in some instances 
tl„.y buret asunder, like the Babylonian dragon by 
Daniel's dose, though such an incident is taken much 

more cooly by its votaries. 

Coupled with a strong tradiuonal superstition, 
there is a preponderating avericious principle wound 
up in all tho calculations and movements ot this peo- 
„l,. , that ill suits a gospel requiring the sacrifice oj 
oil tilings, which is literally requisite in their case. 

I pon a profession of Christianity the parental root 
no Longer shelters the delinquent ; the affectionate, 
lather or mother knows him no more ; arid, if mar- 
ried, die wife of his bosom may be, by consent of 
law lorn from, him and again adopted into her father's 
t nattily . even public opinion denies him former as- 
sociations common to all ; in truth, his kindled, 
mate, and tin* Hindoo law declare liim virtually 
dejjui. Hence, the iustMUUons and provisions ad- 
opted by hireling missionaries to provide their con- 
verts with a home, food, clothing, btc., which, how- 
ever. when applied to a people so void of every prin- 
ciple ot rectitude, only operates as so many stiinu- 
| mus to hypocritcy; and to diis general fact, we 
have not I teen able to ferret out one honorable excep- 
tion in their lew converts in Western Hindostan — 
a Kuril proverbial umongst the natives themselves. 
Indeed, I Uiu quite prejmred to subscribe to the sen- 
iiiuculs of Elder Jones [in Stef, Dec. ?0 1858,] re- 
garding the Bengalees, as being fully applicable to 
the natives of Western India, with this addition, that 
die Mus8eliuen, who are pfoniiful on this side of 
the country, are more spirited, but, at the same time 


dunk, und the belter you 


the present war. The government proposes to inter 
the luriff, reducing the duty on refined sugar to 92 40, 
and raw sugar to 91 50. 

Boston, Nov. 18. — Col. Schouler, editor of. jbe 
Cincinnati Gazette, on a visit to this city, was pre- 
sented by Jus friends with a massive silver pitcher. 

The jury on the Great Western Rnilroad collision, 
near Chatham, found Kitdewell, the engineer, and 


evening- The next morning, at the breakfast table 
of that excellent hotel, Mrs. Wood, the fuse mating 
comedienne of the Boston Theuter, was congratula- 
ted on the sofa nude by a gentleman who supposed 
it was intended for her. “ Oh no ! " she readily re- 
plied, “ diey passed by the litlle Wood for the great 
Forrest!” Mrs. Wood deserves the compliment of 
a serenade tot her fine acting as well as for her wit. 


Usury L/yws. — The entire repeal of the Usury 
laws in Greaif Britain has been accomplished at the 
regent sessiuii of Parliament. The act by which 
this was effected is known as ch. 90, 17 and 18 
Victoria, and is now in operation. It is now lawful 
in Great Britain to loan money at any rate of inte- 
rest and on |iny description of property, either real 
estate or otherwise. 

So*tDtutN : p New. — An invention which must 
become popular cojisists io a small padlock, with die 
owner’s nanfie engraved upon it, which is afixed to 
an. umbrella Lin such a way that it cannot be taken 
off. nor the umbrella opened. This, il is supposed, 
i wifi guafd against stealing of umbrellas, and m this 
light will, i? successful, be by some considered an 
infringement; of natural rights. 

.. ■( .. > ( M 1 * ■ 1 

Aw Apfropi ate Emblem. — An exquisitely 
dressed young gentleman, alter buying another seal 
to dangle about hiB delicate person, said to the jew- 
eller that he would ah like to have all something en- 
graved dn it all to denote what he was. “ Certainly, 
certainly ; I will put a cypher on it,” said tho trades- 
man. i ? - 

u ■ ■ • »■ * » 

“ It is very curious,” said an old gentlemen, a few 
days since, to his friend, “ that a watch should be 
perfectly dry when there is a running spring inside 


Philadelphia, Nov. 18.— A duel was fought at 
Burlington, 'N. J., this morning, between two gen- 
tlemen of thiB city. One was wounded in the arm, 
the other in the tlugh. The friends then interfered 
and settled the difficulty. 

New London, Conn., Nov. 20; — The money 
stolen from the Windham Bank was recovered last 
night at Allen’s Point. Four men have been ar- 
rested. Sheriff suspected a party of four who were 
hanging about the steamer's wharf at the Point, just 
previous to the departure of the boat fof New York, 
und arrested them as they went on board. On 
searching their baggage the 922,000 stolen money 
was found, and the balance secreted in the boat. 
The robbers have been lodged iu jail at this place. 
We have not learned their names, but they are said 
to have rite appearance of genteel and finished scoun- 
drels. 

Philadelphia, Nov. 20. — Two tons of powder 
exploded this morning in the drying house of Jacob 


-.ty ing incident connected with the battle 
s related by a correspondent of an Eng- 

96 regiment was advancing, a wounded 
as calling pitteously for water, when poor 
Idington, whose heart was as kind and 
as it stout and brave, ran up to him, and 
rave him to drink from; a flask of brandy 
which he carried in case he should him- 


prtce. ..... Y v •. ir. 

A young man nam,ed J. P. Dorsy, qurfog the run 
on J, s. Goodman &. Qo.’s Bank, drew ,out of thfe 
said bank 9135. While standing in the crowd lis- 
tening to what was being said m regard io monetary 
affairs, and boasting of being successful in drawing 
hiB money, some member of the light fingered gentry 
robbed him of his roll of money, leaving him worse 
off than he was before. 

“ This is a burning shame," exclaimed a young 
man, on Third street, in the afternoon. “ I work 
honestly for my living, and I ought Iwnestly to be 
paid. Saturday night I drew 930 from my employ- 
ers N and here it is, (showing 930 in Circlevilfe pa- 
per,) not worth fifty cents on the dollaT to-day. Is 
not this downright robbery., willful plunder ? The 
working men have no rights now, but like sheep, 
must lay. down and be shorn at the will of their mas- 
ters, the capitalists.” 


self be wounded. This revived the wounded man, 
and poor Eddington ran forward to join lus compa- 
ny when the wretch who had just been restored by 
his charity, fired at and shot him, hre best mend.— 
This so maddened his poor brother, Lieut. Edding- 
ton who was in die same regiment, and close to 
hmi that he, in performing desperate deeds of dar- 
ine also fell, dearly selling his life in avenging 
the’ death of his gallant brother. The two poor 
fellows were most affectionate brothers ; they fell to- 
gether. and two better soldiers or braver hearts nev- 





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ST. LOUIS LUMINARY— WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 , 1854 . 


VOL. I. 


^ottical pcjartmtnt. 


to oifeunizeja stikeorZion in Cincinnati, Mt. Louis, | : preside over twelve, teaching them their duties in like 


Sim Jose, California, or any oilier place which the manlier. 


Lord liuty oestjaiate, ns in Salt Lake City. 

" " • « , it .... i ' ... ...1 .» • .fc 


These three Quorums of the Lesser Priesthood, 


. Fur ihr SL Louu Luminary. 

MY MOUNTAIN HOME. 


t love thee still, my own mountain home. 

Thouiffi in distant land* I’m sailed to roam. 

From iny humble cot, hv the mturm’Hois rjl, 
’Neath the rugged brow of a rocklano hill. 

I have loved each grove with its grateful shade, 
Each bright purling brook ami grassy glade, 
Where the evening breezes so gcutly come ; — 
They’ll welcome me back to my mountain ho^ie. 


Yu „ maV iw.-mp* ask me. wlml is I ho land of MO ^nder the immediate counsel and guidance of the 
Ziod' I rJ pUit m Amarioft; a choice Kurd above BwifP- *** authorities are under die direction ol, 
nil other bifid s upon the earth, which God, by prom- die President ol the Stake. And the President ol the 
ide, gave n,uo the remnants of Joseph for an itdier- » »'«* ™ der die d,rel * on the Pre . slde * 1 - 


ttunCe ; which he has designated for his people in <3 «* .*■ whole Church, or in their absence under the 
these last day*}! whereon ke lins promised to build direction of the Twelve Apostles, who act as die 

**■ *1 _ _ . * K«m> ■ Ur. >K>»iilnisniv end rvAUariamiV f nil fl I. 


lliCSfc Ittsl Qttye j! tvnwcw m. »UM» j/iviu.o^.v sv ww— I -v • I , . * 1 

up Zion n ncj Jerusalem. If you ask me where fc*| Presttlency, regulatmg and governing die at- 
the tontre'bf thll Zion will be, i softy, U will be the l " e ^® urc | l abroad* 


IUC* UlltIC UI Will Ail»'U *wu Ut., M. ivpi, warn* w *mv i , - , j-f 

place which Gofi designated by the martyred propbet . ^ith these explanations of the duties ot the dif- 
v , . i i ... :■ i » ,l.. ii... i. le rent officers ol a Make ot Zion, I sh.iil leave 


and seer. Joseph Smith, as found in die Book of ?®ae» ol a Slake of Zion, I shall leave 

Doctrines and Covenant; that is now called Inde- I the subject. 


Or. the lofty tops of the mountains high. 
Whose boarv p-ak. scorn tu reach ihe sky, 
i'liorc eternal *nown moot my w omFriug gaz*. 
Impervious still to tlu> sun’s fierce rays. 

I of', have watched ’.he ejgle's (light, 

A* he curled around in the suit twain* bright. 
Then darting down in the cataract's foam, 

H • bathed hm wings near my mountain home. 


mjannea uuu .wvciuun , mui o uun wmeu ium,- I > - . , . . . , , 

pendence, Jackson county, Missouri. If you ask Touching the question of udung I am aware that 
f .• TEL: . _.u i ft., a larire nortion ol the Saints conirrecaied in ot. 


how far us boundaries will extend? I answer as far f I*f ><>" ol the Saints congregated in Su 

as the borders «f the people of God shall extend. If aild **«"«">» round about ore poor, they 

you ask me the question, what is Zion? I reply, it is have ny difficulties to . encounter, and expen- 
me pure ,n heayi. So savsthe Almighty, which you ^ which they meur. The law ol tuning is a pan 
wiil find m a Revelation in die Book of Doc. and Cov. °f t|ie celestial law. and obligatory upon all who ex- 


MU! UUU i» 9 *vmuuii iuniv I . r . . , i » j , 

Wherever upon this land the people of God are as- P** «« enjoy Z.ons blessings. It did not originate 
seinbled and organized under Zion's laws, striving | with Joseph S mith, it was only revived and mcorpo- 


Su ofl«u at UK>n» I’ve wandered * id- 
Ko.inil uic inun., tain’s buou or steep ..Cl side; 
I’ve frightened sway 1 " Jin the juttiug rock 
The sentinel goat to kindred dock ; 
idle wanting wlusiiv is not given m vain — 
They hasten sway -to tile distant plate. 

The red-tsutlied hauler the Kai.yons roam, — 
lie has t.ared tits prey to his mountain homo. 


311IIUICU auu VIK’SUIW U M * •**© 1 . , • tr- 1 C t ' 1 

to aerify themselves before God. ti.ero you will find ™ted m the organization ol the kingdom ot God, 
v.ff I on earui in us proper place. Il you ask the paracu- 


proper pluce. 


paracu- 


ftehitive to die Suints gathering from otiier parts i '“ r object and use ol tithing. I reply, it is and, 


of he worklTo'Sdti ^. ZSriZ&ocSi IcS ever his been appropriated for the buddmg of Tern- 

... . » I nl Ad aa/ 4 ... ,..cvl •«. irtv Visas nriW\i4 A I ho 


i lit: WUUU vu Uiio I’avsv .. , w viuv iuiu..., ^ — -t , - , r t r 

Salt Lake, of other parts of Utah; every Latter-day pies, and other public works for the good or the 

* ' f'k.tonk at ,>.wl ic* •L.» honnhl n I ( iQ Iwinodl 


IU »->UU Wituun.1 w V‘ v vssn, J - . , , , « c c - | 

Saint throughout the world is at hlierty to gather to Ghurch at large and lor the benefit o Uie honest 

. . i i t. nnnr it iu ilistwiiin lit nv thf> niMnniis under 


iJllllll llllUUKtluwt IHV "Vim I- *•» **■”•**; 1-1- J P l I T» I 

either ol foese placea, according to ti.eir choice, be- poor. It is disposed of by the Bishops under 
W .raided by the counsel of those who are set over tke direction ot the Presiding Bishop to whom all 

® *.. . « • < aiI.av Hiolwiiiu avo inai a niYwinuh L, I IX Ihiiir (UTAiinK * 


I have wandered forth in thf stilly night, 

A’ Cynthia 9 tt*,d h;r silvery light 
live: fivl,! and grove, and bill and dale. 

And the gle- iy i.-.ke In Uie diltaut vale. 

The whispentig breeze from the mountain height. 
VVati rippling now its bosom bright ; 

The night hawks icream as they swiftly come 
From the toeky caves of their mountain home. 


them, who will counsel them according to their cir- «*»« ^ops are made amenable in their accounts ; 
curastauces You may ask, will the Saints build presiding Bishop acung under me direction oi 
temples m St. Louis, ui Cincinnati, in San Jose, or the first Presidency ol the Church, 
other Stakes of Zion besides Salt Lake City? To If you ask m e wish to have the handling and 
rpLy, 1 do not know; ami all I care about it disposing ihereof'flft. how much the Twelve use oi 
if the Lord tells us to do ii we will try. it, I wiil answer for myself, and I presume for all 


tliis I rcpLy, 1 do not know; and all I care about it disposing thereo! 
is. that if the Lord teils us to do ii we will try. it, I will nnswei 


Tii rough the elmnnel which he lias appointed, lie my bretlireu of the Quorum. All tiiut 1 ever used 
iius told his people t > build one unto his name in of it since God permitted me to live on the earth, 

. . . . «. r n> a r * -I . A -If I. . I .L 


At the eventide hour of tut autumn day 
The withering graae looked sear alid grvy, 
nuougli the quivering boughs of the Iradesn tree, 
The whistling winds sighed mournfully. x 

From my cottage home my steps I bend. 

Through the opening gorge to the rocky glen 
Whore Uie waters rush and the cascades foam, 

Wild music make for my mountain home. 


On the shvluiiig rm k where I stop to rest, 
l ire croaking riven line built h:a m-st ; 

And staitled now, with a lazy sweep 
lie wings his way through the upper deep. 
The echoing caves give bark tli„ cry 
Of the eagle's scream as he rusloui by, 

And darting down from heaven's blue dome, 
fie seeks his nest iu his mountain home 


Salt Lake City. YYc in St. Louis, in common with you can put in your eye. And I wish to have noih- 
our brethren in every jmn of the world, will aid in ing to do with it, except to see that every man does 
carrying out tlifir instruction, and when He wishes his duty; and that those who arc appointed for that 
us to build it temple in St. Louis or elsewhere we purpose account to the proper authorities. This is 
will take hold j>f that. my duty so long ns it is committed to my care in 

The church of Latter-day Suints built n temple in this pan of the country. It is not my purpose to 
Xirtland, m tl# State of Ohio, which was dedicated impose this law upon you. I invanubly pay my 
to the Lord m, April, 183G, at which place the first tithes und those who understand the principles of 
Lldera of the phui'ch received the first degrees of the Celestial Law would not be deprived of this 
their endowment. They have laid the foundation, privilege. If in this part of the country the Saints, 
and comment etl building several others. They built in organizing a Stake of Zion, desire to bring them- 


oue in Nauvod, 111., which was completed a..d dedi- selves also under this law, they shall have the priv- 
cated unto the Lord in the spring of 194B, being a ilege so to do, and it will be presented for their decis- 


period of ten years between the dedication of Kirt- ion at this Conference. This will be a' means of pro- 
nun 1 temple aujd tiiut of Nauvoo. Whether we will ving the spirits of the Saints arid may be us profit- 


dediente anot’jjfcr in 1S56 remains lobe seen. If I able in a Stake of Zion iu Sl Louis, Cincinnati, 
were to exprejp my feelings, I would say, let not the or any other purt of the United Slums, as n would 


were to exprep my leehngs, 1 woulu say, let not the or any other purt ot the Lulled Stums, as n would 
time be prolonged beyond 1856. There are, and be in Utah Territory. It is little use for mankind 
will lie many Stakes of Zion organized according to to expect tho blessings of a Celestial Kingdom un- 


T : ow higher still 6 n the mountain side. 

My r.i|itnrou* gaze extended wide 

O’vr tho distant plain, with i to fields and groves. 

Meander ing streams and winding rov-s ; 

And farther still the sea fowl laves 

His snowy wings in the sparkling wav a ; - 

The great Salt Lake, with its briny form, 

I love to see from my inorintaiu home. 


the order of heaven. But those keys of endowment, less limy have pure hearts tiiut can abide its laws, 
of sealings, and blessings that are necessary to se- It is little use to come from the various nations of the 


cure to the Suints their exaltation in a world to come, ‘ earth to the peaceful abode of the Saints, unless they 
uro held ui tin; seat of the first Presidency of the live as Suinu and walk worthy of the blessings of 
church. To tbe temple of the Lord ui the seat of Zion, that they may enjoy the spirit which every 
th-.’ first Presidency will the faithful children of God true son and daughter ol Zion possesses. It is a 


i resort to receive tiiose endowments, keys and bless- great blessing upon the Saints wiio are obliged to 


mgs which relate to tlieir future exaltation. 


w .01 — -1 • 

remain lor a seusun in this part of the country, to 


Those scones f love, and will choiifh y 
In memory dear, vuch loud regret; 

.-Vs l wander forth I'll bear in mind 
Those loved ones dear I’ve left behind ; 

My constant hope, my constant prayer, 

Shall be for those I’ve ouerishod there: 

Wives, children, and friends, wher'oer I roam, 

I love ye stall in my mountain home. 
SraixcrtKi.D, O., Out. SO, 185 1. CHARLIE. 


Ill other Stakes of Zion abroad the Saints inny be have the opportunity of proving themselves before 
instructed, limV he tried, may be lead by the hand God, dial diey may begm to receive a foretaste of 

I' T 1 -I . 1 I . ilia Qnivil rtf Vizv.v rt iwnnn t AVI r t.mvlr lltnl fiknll 


dial diey can go from this to any other gathering 
place of die Saints, with the fellowship of this people, 
unlass they pay- tithing and carry with them die 
Bishop's certificate to that effect. 

At the conclusion of his remarks the meeting ad- 
journed till seven o’clock. 

At 7 o’clock p. m. the Conference again opened 
by singing and prayer, after which Elder Andrus 
called on those nominated for the High Council to 
take their seats to the right of the stand; the Bishop 
and his Council in front of the stand ; the Elders on 
the front seats in the body of the house, and the Lesser 
Priesthood at die left of the stand. 

The President then gave some instruction, show- 
ing that diey were thus arranged in order to exhibit 
the relative position which they occupy in the king: 
dora of God. 

The President of the Elders nominated Joseph 
Barker, first and Alexander Dow, second Counsel- 
lor. 

The President of the Priests nominated Alfred 
W- Sanders, first and N. G. Soffe second Counsellor, 

The President of Teachers, nominated Charles 
L. Walker, the first, and Geoge Higginson, second 
Counsellor. 

The Deacons Quorum was organized, by calling 
brother Joseph Marshall to preside over dial quo- 
rum. It was dien moved that Bro. Samuel Clegg 
be ordained Deacon, and set apart as first Counsellor, 
and John Bodfish second. The above nominations 
were carried by vote. 

President Milo Andrus was then blessed and set 
apart os President of this Stake, and his Counsellors 
ordained und set apart, under the hands of Presi- 
dent Erastus Snow. The High Council was orduin- 
ed and set apart under the hands of President Milo 
Andrus and his Councillors. 

The President of the Elders and his first Counsel- 
lor was set apart under the hand* of the same. 

Elder Kleber Worley was ordained Bishop under 
tho hands of President Erastus Snow, us also his 
Councillors. 

Bishop Worley and his Counsellors, (by the in- 
struction of President Snow,), then proceeded to 
organize the Quoruins.of the Lesser Priesthood, by 
seUing apart und orduiniug the President* of the 
Priests, Teachers, and Deacons, and their Counsel- 
lors. 

President Snow then addressed the Priesthood .say- 
ing that he felt happy in the accomplishment of the 
work lie lore us. That the Lord had blessed us wiih 
his Holy Spirit, and in the most perfect harmony laid 
wo accomplished as much in one day, as a Roman 
council would have done in a month. 

Adjourned until to-morrow at 10 1-2 o'clock a. m. 


and the country will look with deep interest to die 
result. 

Nfessrs. Buchanan, Mnson, and Soule have also 
expressed their conviction that France and England 
are favorable to the sale of Cuba to die United States 

- a marked change having recently taken plnee in 

die policy of those countries in this respect. The 
tone of the English and French press would lead la 
a supposition- that dtis was the case ; but this is ren- 
dered more important by the official character of the 


infohnation now in possession of our government. 
ThuB fortified, it is not improbable Mr. Pici 


iceeive those holy ordinances, keys and endowments 
d'.at ure Ucve«B«ry lor their finul uiuluujoa ill die 

celestial world. We have (filtered into covenants to 


Conference adjourned until 2 1-2 p. m. 
Tiie_ufternoon meeting being opened in the usual 


CONFERENCE! MINUTES. 


observe the celestial law from the time that we yield- ma n n eb, the President moved die following resol u- 
ed olediepce to us first requirements. In baptism lions, which were carried unanimously: 


for the remission of sins, and in the gift of the Holy 


.Minutes of u S/iecial General Conference, of the 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held 

in Fourth Street Chapei, St. Louis, Mo., Com - . 

nicncing jYop. 4, lbo- 1 . 

The meeting wasopeued iU 10 1-2 a. m., by sing- 
ing and prayer. It was moved by Elder Andrus, 
and earned, dial Elder Erastus Snow preside over 
the Conference, and that James S. Cantwell act as 
Clerk, and 8. J. Lees Reporter. 

President Snow then arose and addressed the 
Conference on die nature of the business lie lore it, 
us follows: 

In the opening of this conference l will briefly 
present some of the items of business as they may 
occur to my mind, which will probubly be presented 
before this conference during the session. You prob- 
ably all, or most of you, ure aware of the vote of the 
General Conference , up]>ouituig me to come to this 
place to take charge of the churches in this vicinity, 
to organize n gathering plnee and Stake ill Zion. 
Tins will be a part of the business of tins conference. 
This organization, according to the order of the king- 
dom ol God, will embrace a Presidency and a High 
Council, a Bishop ami his Counsellors, with such 
oilier quorums ns the circumstances and renditions 
of tiiis people may require, in order rhat the vari- 
ous offit era of the church it* this part of the world 
may l>c classified, and' have opportunity to become 
instructed in their several office* and callings, agree- 
able to the doctrine and eovetuintts. 

I purpose also presenting before tliC’ ('onfeience 
the question, whether, in entering into this organiza- 
tion, which 1 have proposed, they will also bring 
themselves under the law ol Zion with regard to 
tithing? 

If any other item of business which l have not re- 
ferred to shall present itself, it will be called up ns 
. the Spirit of the Lord may dictate. I slmll not be 
very particular as to the order in which they may be 
brought up. 

Connected with this ovgurdxntlon and l,umiie«tt that 
will come -belore the cdtifevenfr , we slmll desire to 
impart some jinstructions which we would be glad 
tiiut every Latter-day Saint m this part of the world 
might hcaT; hut so far ns practicable for the benefit 
of those who cannot be here, we shall endeavor to 
publish such inqiortnni items ns may be necessary for 
the Sainte, with regurd to this organization. 

I purposed that this woming should 1 h> devoted 
to such instructions, preparatory to the business this 
afternoon. Certain it is, that there arc many men 
and women professing to be Saints, in this city and 
• vicinity, who cannot realise, nnd do riot appreciate 
the importance of this occasion, or their seats would 
not have been vacant this morning. If they willseek 
the counsel and instructions of the church only in the 
public congregations. On the Sabbath day, they must 
content thetnselvos with the entinbs deair out to the 
world at large. I wish l coiljd make mv brethren 
and sisters feel the impoTUince of that saying. If 
the world of mankind was prepared to receive and 
improve upon every word of the inspiration of the 
Holy Spirit, which file Lord wishes to pour out upon 
his Saints, then it would be different. But they ure 
not ; and many of those who have recendv come out 
Irom the world nnd embraced Uie fulness of the Gos- 
pel. do not realize the importance of pressing forward 
to perfection and leasting upon the words of Christ, 
that they nqiy drink, as from the fountain head, those 
i'pure and holy principles which are calculated to pu- 
rity the heart and sanctify and prejmre them for ex- 
altation and glory iu the celestial kingdom. 
r In answer to the question, why is it that Stakes of 
Zion are located in this jikee, in California, and in 
other places of the United States, as well as in ti.e 
valleys pf the mountains, I have to say, that the Lard 
who foresees future events, calculates lieforehand and 
provides for the exigencies of his people. As to the 
land of Zion, we in St. Louis are as much iu tac 
land of Zion, tp all intents and purposes, as if we 
were located in Salt Lake City. It is just as proper 


Ghost which ta imparted by the laymgon of hands. ,' lr3l: , 1,a , we acknowledge and sustain, by our 

I we received -I* first of our endowments and power falth a, ‘ d Br ‘S httm ' 0U, ‘K’ af Pr°phet, Seer, 

I , . , , • , • r ReveJator and President over the Church of Jesus 


from on lugh. j 

Do any receive these first ordinances without re- 


Christ in all the earth. 

Second: That we sustnin Presidents Heber C. 


, i ■ - , , oeconu: i uai we sustain jrresmenis Metier i_.. 

etytng iiower Jroni on higW 1 ^answer, many haw Kimball und Jedediuh M. Grunt us his Counsellors, 
iii* will ponubuo lo leceivo those first ordioftnccs, mi,’ j, mi , . i < , . 

nil S..11 reiniilii in the mud of bitterness and in tlie Thl ! d: . Fhal w « suslllln ,‘ n t,lt >ir place, the Quo- 


ami still remain in the gaul of lutterness and in the su “ uu “ “ P “ ce - U l ^ uo * 

bonds of iniquity, became they are not prepared lo ™ ve ^posUes, with Orson Hyde as 


receive these ordinances, accord iug to the require- v , c n .. 

metis of heaven. The blessings would not follow „ 1 ° urtl,: That vye sustain the Seven Residents of 
upon such, even if Michael, the archangel, were to ^ ^7*!’ w,,h Jq « P » ™ President, 

lay ids hands' upon them. He that wits u Simon •"{* J •*»« Quorum* ■ of the-^evenhes uiKler them. 
Magus before- would he a Simon Magus stiU. If „ ’ '.‘th: That we sustain John Smith as Preeuln 


.UUJ IU) IICIU1U B UUIU UK U UIIIIUU iunglio OUU. A» . i . . ,,, , 

that is fiie casi whli regard to tlie Jirsl ordinances of ur , c .J? 1 ^ ' l,10 e Ghurch. 

. . . • t ^ t olXtii: 1 hat wi» siiNlum IjIw 


the celestial liw througli which we receive the first i. ... „ , . ... , , , 

blessings from on high, I ask if] the same princijile ll1 ^. " ,8 * I0 P °"-‘ r dlu Btshoprick m tlie whole 

will uoi hold good in relation to all our endowments urt ’ 

° ... , i t ai: 1 ~ a 1 i .. . i. i j j 


from thisjtimo till we enter the celestial gate? 


is conferred ilfeon any man, who is not worthy there- 
of, und who does not strive to magnify this calling, 
he will never., know the power of the Holy Priest- 
hood, and iie will forfeit it in tiie end, and no pow- 


er can prevent it; it will slip from him, no matter As l0 , 1,0 local authorities of Zion und her Stakes, it 


who litis plucud ii upon hint. This jiriuciple is ap- 


plicable tp every blessing conferred upon man. 

In the selection of officers that may be present- 
ed before this Conference for this Stake of Zion, 


1 will not sav we shall select the best, but we cers for fins Stnke. He asked whether the congre 

•11 .1 . . ' • r . .. 1 . 1 . r -i i i l.. c*. • . . a 


it shnll criiide qb luiteleit mun of intcffriiy and sound ltl , tX . 

! judgment, and sound „> the fmth. h whether they wished the nominations to connate 


In every item of business which may he presented, * K),n dle * 


I we shall expect a free, tmtramnielled expression of 
fueling by tlmi vote of tho Saints, both male nnd le- 
mule according to that spirit which is in them, oxer- 


7ss * ^ “i,:&d” «*• - * - —— - ^ i»h 

tod fito doetrftut and eovenunis u* you ought to have least tout men ol integrity and sound faith would 


| PicBidunty ol, u Sluke and the High Council which ^ do Andrus for President of this Slake of Zion. 
I consiots of twelve High Priests, more particularly is Carried unanimously, 
entrusted the spirituul welfare and blessings of the The President suid Bro. Andrus was entitled to 


office work of file Bishop and his Counsellors is to Counsellor 


es. poor the widow and the fatherless, and to re- * audlng H igh Council, vj^ 
the tithes ot the Smints and settle with them , ,, .. 


to set as a common judge in Israel in the Stake of oaoveu ana carrioa tiiat lMue 
Zion, where he is appointed to act. He is to hear ordained to the office of Bishop. 


Thus fortified, it is not improbable Mr- Pierce 
may act upon the advice now given. Whatever 
course is determined on, the action must be prompt. 
The Cortes meets at Madrid next month. The 
ultimutum of the United Stutes should be made 
known during its session. 

Should the administration determine to take firm 
and progressive ground in 'this matter, it is supposed 
tlie Home Squadron will be sent to Havana, Mau- 
tanzas and other ports of Cuba — fiat* lending a 
moral influence to the argiunonts used in favor ol its 
acquisition. This will in all likelihood be the first 
indication given of the President’s intention ol act- 
ing upon fiie suggestions of Mr. Buchanan aud uia 
confreres. We look with interest to the develop- 
ment of the uflair, but witii little confidence to the 
firmness of fiie government at Washington. — [N. 
Y. Herald. ’ / 


PUB 


Devoted lo 


Orriiii fij 
SW 


DRY GOODS. 


I WILL tell all my stock of good* fimn thia date at prliuo coot, to 
ciu*c oat the retail bodae**; a> 1 wl«h to turn ail my means Into tho 


of me Lord through a round of experience ihut is die Spirit of Zion as a preparatory work that shall 
necessary to expand the mind, to purify tiie heart, render them worthy to go up und possess those great- 
to sanctify the affections to the Lord our God, and er blessings which He poun*)ut upon tho Sunils in 
prepare them to enter into the house of the Lord and the peucelul valleys. 


Rukday Morning, 5th. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. The spacious 
chappel was filled both above and below with an at- 
tentive congregation, mostly Saints from the city and 
iidjacentHranchesonclufinig about two hundred breth- 
ren holding the Priesthood, among whom weie eight 
Missionaries late from Utah, Being a day of fast- 
ing and prayer and free will oflerittgs for the poor.il 
was spent in preaching, bearing testimony, Ac. — 
During the day and evening the congregation was 
uddressed by Elders: E. Snow, O. Spencer, M. 
Andrus, Case, Lyler, and others with great boldness 
and effect ; and the liberal offerings for the poor, 
the joyful countenances of the Satuis and the uni- 
versal expression of delight, testified that Zkm tru- 
ly was come unto us. Before closing the Clerk 
rend the following report of the Branches in the St. 
Louis Conference : 


Sixth: Tiiut we sustain Edward Hunter as Pre- 


Branch**: Jlcprcwn- z & 
l«l by. i; 


nmunru 


Church. 

Elder Milo Andrus moved to acknowledge and 


iW 


Laying ou of hands is a means by which Priest- sustain Elder Erastus Snow as an Apostle and Pres- 
hood and powyr to administer ordinances, is confer- i delll j n t hiB part of the United States. Carried 
red upon tne Bervanis of God. But if an ordination unan i m0U gly 

I..Hi(.„l tfWv.O* r* i.li mnn lirlist id i.nl llt/iellilt 1 1 . nrn ’ ' 


1 at W*nl. W. Low**, AO 

Und and Std. K. Cook, 1G4 

•llli, W. OuWy 1&7 

dlb, J. Barkeri 


The President suid it was necessary l.hut these 
general authorities of the Church should be received 
und sustained by all Saints throughout the world. 


*tii, 

Sib, 

otb, 

Bel fou la! no, 
Koukuk, 


1 aa 16 4 1 4 24 9 
6 16 7 B 1 IIS 


B.wtndloy licl l * 18 11 0 611 36 !U 20 


Belfoulalno, do ‘23 3 4 1 9 t 

lioukuk, 0. Ctnrk, 36 7 2 11 

UiuiTOIIy, lo. W.Ful*on, 71 1 0 6 9 1 

Palrfleld, la. J. Wickni, 16 8 11 

Comrevtll*,ni J. Kinuj , n 13 

GrpvoU*, J. Vale*, 216 91 12 6 

Ms<tu»k'-ta,Io Dalryiuplo, 'J 6 l 

Alton, J.BIiri>honl 1U2 11 4 8 

Do* UBl, W.GiUJuga 46 4 13 


8 1 1 
1 2 

91 12 6 4 26 16 6 


11 4 8 2 6 26 2 
4 13 18 


was only necessary that they should be sustained in 
the several localities where they are appointed. 

Next in order would lie the appointment of nffi- 


will endeavor us fat ns the light ol the Holy Spir- ROlU)U wiaJw d’ * nominate indiscriminately, or 

■ I wli.ill rriii.in llo In ui. >ii I tin. ii mI hloirr.lir imkI uimiiuI • 


Moved and seconded all over the house that the 
nominations proceed from the stand. 

Tlie President said he would uol vouch ihat tlie 


done, the pattioulnr duties of tho different officers he selected; and if any should feel slighted, he would 
of a Stake of Zion will he comprehended; und promise them that ff they continued faithful they should 
explanatory remarks irom me would lie unnecessary. | mve u u , he reanotiBibililv railed u.,„n th.-m 


explanatory remarks irom me would lie unnecessary. | mve tt |j tlie respousihiUty ralletl upon litem which 
But to relrcsll the the minds ol such us may not lie .. ,, , , . 1 , , 

familiar with lids subject. I will remark, that to the wero J nble ,. ,0 b f or '. He ,hen nom,na “ d ^ ld « 

n I . . 1 . 1 . n. .t C' i ...» • i \liin AmlriiN fnr' Pmatilonf tl*iu filinU* /sf 


Saints, dud power to investigate and decide upon two Counsellors if lie wished to have them, 
important matters, that may not be satisfactorily dis- , , . . , , 

posed of *by tfie Bishop, or that may not properly r Eklt ' r An(irus d,cn no,nlnated Eld ^ Charles 
come under his jurisdiction. The more iwirticular Edwards as first, and George Gardner as second 


Occupation of Cuba by the United States. 


udnunister ini ■temporal tilings ; to care for fiie hon- The following persons were then nominated for a 


WI wuutra uuu *11*. 1VIIU UICU1 » T J tj . , _ 

as the Lord ’s>Bte ward between fiiem and their God, James Henry Hart, Andrew Sproivle, John 


in relaltofi to fiieir tithes. And further, to take the. Evans, YYillinm Morrison, James Sherlock Cantwell, 
general Presidency of the officers of the Lesser Priest- William Lowe, Samuel Janies Lees, Edward Cook 

I i A . XX .1 ' -L * .Y \ . TV* • 1 


hood, the ifchop^ being the legitimate President, James Brook*, William Gore, John Clegg, and 

holding die keys of the Lesser Priesthood which em- pi lon i u,* . 

braces Pries, Teachers and Deacons. He also is Ch " les ' Accepted by ' .lammous vote. 

1 ... Moved nnd camod that Eider Kleber Worley lie 


. J O- L 

cussion the peculiar position in which the govern- 
ment of the United States iB placed by the refusal 
of Spain to afford any suitable satisfaction for the 
Black Warrior and other outrages ; or, indeed to 
continue negotiations upon the subject. Matters 
have arrived at that crisis where nothing is left for 
the United States but either abandon the whole 
question, or continue it in a manner which will af- 
ford no opportunity for shuffling. Such being the 
opinion of Messrs. Buchanan, Mason, and Soule, 
we are not surprised to learn tiiat they agreed to re- 
commend that the government of the United States 
should, declare, in effect, that our safely demanded 
and our interest required we should purchase or take 
Cuba at once. 1 

It is understood that Mr. McRae, our Consul at 
Paris, who arrived here on the-Arabia, was the bear- 
er of the despatches conveying this recommendation 
of the American Ministers, and urging upon the 
President immediately to make the avowal and take 
steps to carry it into effect. The matter is now be-.( 
ing deliberated upon ^by the cabinet at Washington, 


and determine the coses of difficulties which may Bro. Worley then nominated Elder Thomas Har- 
m-ise between brethren and sisters as members of jfo as his first, and Edmund Holdswqrth as second 
the Church. |And from his decision m difficult ca- Counsell or. Accepted, 
ses or dissuiiBlaciion of either party, appeals may - r , , „ , 

be token to fiie High Council of fiie Stake. Moved that Elder Robert Windley be set apart 

Tbeofjice oi a President over the Elders -is to pre- 05 President of the Elders’ Quorum, and Priest 
side over uiuletv-six Elders, teaching and instruct- William Brecker be set apart as President of the 

T ^' EWcts Quorum should Priests*; Teacher Joseph Seal be set apart as Presi- 
bi a ..mg of School of instruction for the qualifies- , <• ,, , , m, , r ■ 

lion of its members in every duty that may be re- . , , the Teachera • The above motions were 
quitod of thiitn. ' carried by vote. 

l.:c office bl a President of the Priests Quorum, The President then presented the question of tith- 
• is to preside over forty-eight Priests, teaching and ing for the action of tlie Conference, and after a tree 
Ul “' ** “ta-ta Ot MUt from Kveral p.™.,, i, «„ 

Tne office of the President or the Teachers is to u 1 ' laiumouaiy voted t0 ,ldo P , ^ law of tithing 
preside over twenty-four which forms a, Quorum of “^ooffhout this Slake. 

tC Tk erS> m lie l ti President Andrus said that henceforfiv thoee who- 

I no office of the President of the Deacons, u to are favored with this world’s goods need not expect 


whoicMlc t.-wle, which J h»vc wlsOjIUbwl «n ihc ihc cuncr o( Kiln utd 
W.dilDKtou Avenue. 

Jj“ Orv.l Bjru^n. ru»y b. Kx-ted (or, hi cldn« oul my hevy .took . 
Call »uU r. Ain Inc now. 

V. W. HOIT. 

Nov. 33, >64. (I 3m.J 


■f Mailed to 
Dellvemd 
adverfise 
All Conui 
be addressee 


ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUNDRY 


PARER WAREHOUSE, 

Established A. D. 1640. 


A. P. L1DEW & CO*./ 

TYPE FOL.V0KRS A!YD DEALEUS I!V PAPER. 
31 ftn.l 33 I.oonvt Hirer I. HI. Louli, Mo.* 

PRESS DEPOT— SHARK. ALLKi, 


C ALL UieaUciillon ui PrUiU-m and PuMNlxnn lo llicli c*tal>lUhmpnl» 
where Will In* toumlovrry vnrl«l)' ol TYPE, PAPER, IN’S, PRINT- 
ING PRESSED, Rl : l.K, hOHlJKRS* FLOWERS, ar.d every other article 
wed In a Priming Oilier. 

A. P. 1*. k. buve lately made addition* toth**\r former a**ortin*tit 


of HOUR and NEWSPAPER TYPE, uf MMrtcc* importni from Scoiiand, 
ami have uaw a complete eerie:’* AIh»> u uvm aerie** «*f (lenimn facoe' 
TIitT)* an* alto tbr jnthotltrrl ageni* of th»* principal Typr EotmdrlCMln 


thrUnltc<l Slater, amljtrc pre pa re* 1 tu till *mU , nu*eUsu»d I mm any speci- 
men* at Ha^teni priced 

Tfct'y keep nlwayit on hand a large »uppiy of N KW3 anti BOOK PRINT- 
INtl PAPER j alM>, CAP, LETTERED, COLORED, ami MANILLA 
PAPERS, CARDS Atid CARD BOARDS, all of which will be *otd uu lb« 
uuQt rrasotuhte tentifi. 

Order* for STKRKOTYPlNCr AND KNGRAV1N0 wilt bo ttromptly 
execntvd. 

KMItora ur PrluUrxa wlidilnx to CA.ul»U»h a newspaper or Job Printing 
OlBC'*, will be funit*he*l with art intimate in detail for the Karue, by »tat- 
liiK th*» »lte uf the paper, or Uu* pari!** 'ar * 1 x 10 and *iuanUty uf work to be 
executed. 

\ypOD TTPR — a large aavirtment ala-ay* on hand. 

53-ohl Type taken In exch .u«e for new at nine cent* per pound. 

N. I). Sort* duppllrd load font* cant at thu i-aiaidlahuient at *pecl- 
rarn price*. 

Nov. 22, >N. [I Vf. 


BAKER AM » CONFLXJTTC >NER, 

No. 171 X. E. corner of Market and 7th Struct,. 

ST. LOL'IS, MO. 

JAflES TIKAER 


K EEPS rooflamiy for »alc, Bread, Cracker* «»f all kind*, Cake*, Can- 
dive, C ixoiiiF, Ale, Porter, Soda, TuUaoco, Cigar*, Ac. 

Nov. 22. * 


DR. WHITE, 

DISCOVERER UP TIIE 

SYMPTOM A TRUT1NORIC SYSTEM, 
For Diagonising all Diseases of the Cheot and 

I XiimeOf 


may be Consnltcd daily «f hi* Oofflco, No. 191 PINE SI., 
between 4th 8c oth, from 2 to 6 P. .11. 


According to well nuihcmtcaU-d t>taU*lical reports, one t»ui of ovory^ 
•)x ot all the dcatlis that occur in Europe or America, are from dlio&ir* 
of the lung* alone. 

Judging from the above data, there arc at the preaent time within tho 
city of St. Loulo, at least. 

FIFTEEN THOUSAND 

Individual!! who have disease seated upon their lung*. It Is eQtially true 
that tho Medical Profession, without exception, arr unable to detect a dis- 
ease upon those organ* in season to cd'cct a radical cure; and thin in Ihe 
re. iso u why that cl*** of dlsearr* have proved so universally Vatnl. And 
hence this new discovery o Hera tire only means extant for dctucllug pul- 
monary diseases in their tuctpSont stages, or in time to effect acurre in ev- 
orycase. In all prohahllUy, 14,000 out of tho above number may escape a 
preuiaturo grave, by at once availing themselves of lha bcnvfllx of thiN 
Important discovery. 

Parents and Guardians should submit every member of thotr families 
to an iminedluto oiaudimtlou by this Now By stem If they would avoid 
a responsibility desirable to none but model*. They should not suITter any 
pecuniary consideration h> deter them from rusplng IU bent flu* if they 
would protect thorw ooumilitetl lo their charge from one of thfc moat fa- 
tal dUe**e-t that ttxlitri upon thlsooutltieni. If they rely upou tlieir fam- 
ily physician to apprlso them ot the existence of this dreadful dltease, 
depend upon U, not one coho oul of a hundred will ever recover. Heads 
uf families, ^re you pmpared to offer those oommutctl to your rospooslblo e- 
charge a sacrifice to prejudice, when tlu>«v luoomnrVertahlo tacts aro be- 
fore you? If so, tho resporulbillty rests entirely with you. 

Nov. 18, ’64. (Uf. 


CORINTHIAN MELO 

Muaio — “ HARK ! ** 


24 4 7 6 
28 1 


6 10 7 8 1 8 83 2 16 2 

4 22 12 4 4 4 10 16 66 2 12 


The Hat was on hi* head, 

The passing crowd admired j 
A whispering maiden said— 

St«’ how that mail's attired I 
What beauty In bis waUl, 

How matchless his cravat. 

And then how much he* * graced 
With that resplcndant Hat l 


He turned him from the throng, 

Aj be left Corinthian Hall i 
But as ho moves along, 

Oh him all glance-* fall. 

Cried one— “Not heaven'* clear blu*. 
With starry radiance sat. 


Total. 1390 9 22 146 82 48 21 60 166 63 128 9 106 01 

Elder John Taylor and others who were expected 
from Ltah, not having yet arrived, the Conference 
was adjourned over till next Sunday the 12th. 


Appears more fair to view 
Than yonder lustrous Jet I » 


Moxday, 6th. 

At a Council of Ciders, the Missionaries were 
unsigned thoir Beveral fields of labor in the South 
and East. 


Its fame by all was ratted; 

Ills bo»om nwclla with pride * 
While they admiring gaze*), 

He raised ‘hi* voice and cried— 

M Friends, would you have my Joy, 
And win an equal fume, 

Tour naU ou Broadway buy; 

There’s a few more loft — tho sam* 


THE OR BAT NATIONAL HA' r STOHB 

SOrOF CORINTHIAN HALL, jfff - 

907 BHOAe; lVAY ’ 

ESTABUSHEP , 1TH MARCH, 1849, 


Son d * r i 12th. 

Elders, John Taylor, N. H. Felt, Preston Thom- 
as, J. Clinton, and others of their company late off 
the plains were present, and occupied the day in 
rich instructions to the Suints. President Snow 
gave some general instructions to the Saints about 
emigration and adjourned Ihe Conference till the 
6th of April next at 10 oclock a. m. at this place. 

JAS. S. CANTWELL, Clerk. 

S. J. Lbes, Reporter. ^1 


A TUB SALE or 


FINE ft. LOUIS MADB DRESS HATS, 

FOR 14 EACH! 


“ Our private advices enable us to state with cer- 
tainty the result of the ministerial and ambnssodorial 
conference recently held at Ostend, and the object 
of which was, it appears, to determine upon a line 
of policy by which our difficulties with Spain would 
be adjusted, and that government induced to make 
reparation for past outrages and indignities upon 
our citizens ana commerce, as well as security for 
file future. 

The conference necessarily brought up for dis- 


VOH A 

LU8TROU8, STYLISH, AND DURABLE SUPER 
f DRESS HAT, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

roa A 

FUR, PLUSH, OR COTTON CAP, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

FOR A 

FUR OR WOOL SOFT ''ELT HAT, 

GO TO CORINTIAN HALL! 

FOR AS 

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JESUS 


AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDETH IT NOT 


LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS 


ST. LOUIS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1854 


PUBLISHED WEEKLY 


aw alienated friendships, divided houses and un- 

ppv homes. * • _ 

Kindness to animals is a duty as well as prufita- 
3 . It engenders a benevolent teeimg toward the au- 
• mi. it inculcates humaue principles up- 
and what is of no little 


the same footing as to 


population of his empire 
civil rijrhis as the Turks. 

Louis Napoleon, Emperor of France, is radur be- 
low the middle stature ; has a dull and drowsy eye, 
.and a countenance that ordinarily expresses but hi- 
de. He is about forty-four years ot age. and has 
imit an adventurous file. F rom an artillery ofiu er 
in Switzerland, a rowdy in New \ ork, a special po- 
lice officer ut London, and a prisoner at Ham, he is 
now fimily seated on the most dazzling throne ol 
Europe, and wields a power second only to that ot 


You cau all easily extend dus list by adding to it 
exauimes under your own observation, and readily 
within die scope of the weakest capacity. It is ob- 
vious that a deviation from the right line is not ut 
first made ignorandy , that it is never hidden from the 
eyes ol die just, and that no one is eventually de- 
ceived but the evil doer. 

From these facts it appears strange upon reflec- 
tion, that any person couid be induced to do wrong , 
though at the same lime it requires the most vigilant 


iv, II teach them Wisdom, and the longues ot napes 
shall untold knowledge to rulers. The path betore 
US is Straight, aud-plam to walk in. Let ever) man 
and woman put put. to be Latter-day Saints indeed, 
|« ol one heart, and their pad, through life will be 
eusy. But if yuiiAre not one, you will have to travel 
ihe road m sorrow, your minds will he dark, and you 
wdl not know your own minds, nor have confidence 
in. your God. But if you are of one heart and of one 
mind, die burden Will be light, and the yoke will be 
easy upon your necks. If men undertake to wear 
tin; yoke ot Christ, mid have not the Spirit ol Christ, 
It wall gall them So dial they will run to the gold 


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iutal kiugdoi 

on the minds ot die young, 
moment, it renders the annuals themselves content- 
ed and happy. We are not of those who believe 
dial they are only endowed with instinct. On the 
contrary'. we believe dial they are possessed ol some 
rude reasoning powers, and they certainly are con- 
trolled by strong affections. They shun, or repel 
attacks from die one, whilst they court kindness 
from the o lier. is it not our duty to encourage the 
development ol goodness, whether ot the human 
heart or among dumb beast* ( And is it not much 
more our duty, to make dieir coudiuons whilm they 
bear our burthens as comfortable as possible? 

Experience lias shown that a violent man cannot 
properly train a horse, or a yoke of oxen. Violence 
only destroys; never creates. The training ot an- 
imals requires paueuce, moderation and kindness. 
Muny a valuable animul has been ruined by beating- 
it lor trivial reasons. Wc have known horses to be 
beaten because they accidentally stumbled. The 
residt was dial the next ume Uiey stumbled diey 
loured iiol only a tall, but a punishment; uud 
and ui die effort to avoid both, broke die vehicle and 
upset tiie driver. Almost every house-keeper lias, 
ut some time or other, hud a cow spoiled by die ir- 
ritability Of a milk-maid. By always speaking 
boisterously and harsh, all command over a now is 
lor all time lost,-— siie reluses to give down her 
milk — tlu> mlilum l»ucoiuc iullttuuu9ii| and Ui urn 
end the cow is ruined. ... 

There is never anything gained by liarahnass to 
any animul, and, there is much to be lost. Sell-oou> 
iroi is um necessary m die stock-yard, us m our niter - 
couso with, man, ami is a vmuro anywhere. — l,Iowa 
Farmer. 


effort to do right, owing to human infirmity, opera- 
ted upon by the spirit of evd ; hence die hunuui 
fumily require "line upon line, precept upon precept, 
dial by practising thorougldy upon what they recieve 
diey may go on fkun perfection to perlecuou, or in 
other words, each walk perfeedy in his own sphere. 

Inasmuch us the spirits of men iiave wisely been 
organized us diverse in power und pecuiiarites as 
dieir number, it is not expected, possible, or desirable, 
dial the thoughts arid acuous ol mankind berua in 
the same mould, but it is positively necessary lor ev- 
ery one who wishes salvation undent celestial law, 
to abide thut law. Any course short oi this will de- 
prive that jiersou of a Juli sulvulion, tor every one 
will be “ rewurded according to die deeds done in 
die body,” lienee those who ore striving to dwell 
with die just, must uniformly perform good deeds to 
the extent of dieir capacity, e> diey will sutler more 
or less loss, ll tins principle were alwuys kept m 
mind, and uctod up to ugrecubly to die dictutes ol the 
Spini ol thu Lord, uud the counsels ol Ins servants, 
every saint would !>o dilhgent in doing ull thu good 
ui Ins |siwer, und no one could be found reiunnug 
tithing m kind uliur it wu. due, nor couuuuting u 
without leave from die proper authority, nor oven 
limiting his uid to die loiter ol the law us commonly 
understood, but each would liveware that every pub- 
lic improvement is u public benefit, uud allow no 
limn io Ins public and private ollbris, short of thu 
utmost of lus skill and ability, Then fuitli would 
increase in u powerful rulio ; good works would 
ulioimd, die kingdom would roll lorth with groudy 


Extract of President Bngam Youngs oormou 
at iho close of the Conference In the Tabei- 
nacle, Great Salt Lake City. April 6 1854 

l never expect to cease calculating, planning and 
executing, until tins people can orgunizi from the 
native elements, everything they wish lor hie, lor 
d... oration, ami for Ih-uuiv. m their existence upon 
lies earth, preparatory lo liner lasing luid away m the 
sdent grave, us the lu die r» und mothers ol a free und 
iiidejiendrui uation, who m liwir life scorned to !»• 
de|s'nding slaves 10 any nation or JHiople ujh.ii 
die earth. 

These lire also III-' feelings ol this great people, 
ol every mail and woman who iias the cause ol Xion 
m heart. They ralouiate lo upnratu, mul coniinui 
lo operate, with all Ihe ability, skill, mgenmly and 
|hhv. i ihai f , i.l jileusu* lo la-slow upon liiem, tint tl 
il, ey ii< , imiijiIisIi every lamlable ohjecl on earth, 
anil have made ll like die gulden ol Eden , nun! 
they decorate u with vineyards und orchards, uud 
every kind ol shubbery that is beautiful, and sweet, 
scented (lowers, and every kind ol delicious fruit ; 
until they have everyiltmg thut is necessary lor com- 
fort. for convenience, und lor urnnnwiM, to decorate 
die' jivtsons ol the Saints, and the jmluCes und the 
temples of Zion. VN « calculate to continue our op- 
erations, until we cun make everything that ever bus 
been made by an)* people, und then keep on opera- 
ting until we make a great many tilings that never 
have been mude. 

We are in our infancy in the urt ol manulactur- 
mg, und we must crceji belore ve can walk. In 
leiiniing to walk we may stumble uud lull some- 
tunes, but we will rise again, und by degrees guin- 
slrength, and, increase in strength and wisdom, Irom 
year to yeur until, like the child that has overcome 
die weakness of iulnney, *« cun leap the bounds 
that were once impassable barriers, or lake our course 
over rough and rugged pluces with ease und safety 
or skip over a stream, make our way through the 
brush, und thread the lubrmths of mountains and 
toresis. Tins comparison will apply to this church. 

As u jHiople we are ol age according to the laws 
ol die land, and wo ought lo leel the strength and 
exercise die wisdom of a man. 1 his (Jtiurcli is in 
tier twenty-fourth year. When she was ubout lour- 
treu years old, she was requested lo choose a guar- 
dian, hut she did not see fit lo make choice ol the 
person who wished lo become her guurdiuu choos- 
ing rather to live guard mnless, until ot age. 

Now, brethren, we Iiave hud u good Qoulcreiico. 
1 do not know tiiai wo buve ever enjoyed u better. 


Queen V ictorm, of England, rules over the most 
populous, woaltlty, and powerful empire on the globe. 
Uu her dominions the sun never sots; and under her 
government the peujile ol Eughutd and Scotland at 
least, enjoy more freedom tfiun under any other 
monarchy 

Queen Viclorui m now thirty-five yours ago ; ol a 
mild und amiable disposition, and is an exunijilary 
wife and mollior. But as a ruler, slio exercises little 
real authority. Her Cabinet Councillor* and Par- 
lituiumt ure the actual rulers ol the British Empire. 

is nearly as groat as 


1‘Yottl till* Ul’BlTBt Nt*\VH 
TO THfc BAINT3 IN UTAH 

l ju»n louvmg your lonuer hollies to gather to theso 
valleys ui the requirement* of the Lord through Ins 
servants, where you could worship Ihe God of Israel 
in uccordtuwe w illi Ins coniinundincute, your heurts 
glowed with gratitude loi your delivoruncu from the 
wickedness uud oppression whit h pmvail ui the world, 
and you wer«! lull) persuaded that from and after 
your hi rival here, you would devote all your tune, 
energies, uud ineuus, lu a mamier every wuy Unom- 
mu a hit Kit. tor your salvuliou, and ol the sulvution 


The naval jniwer ol Eiigluud 
thut ol all other nations combined ; and her commerce 
and manufactures greater liiun that ol any otlior uu* 
tion. . - 

Uscar, King ol Sweden, is novv in the jiruno ol 
life, and personally, is strongly inclined to side with i 
the Czar in thu |iresent war. But Ins people, almost 
luiunimoualy, are hostile towards Russia. Au urmed 
neutrality is liis declared position, und io this position 
and ns rights the Czar accedes. 

The King of Denmark is under personal obliga- 
tion to the Emperor of Russia, but is compelled by 
his position uud the voice of his people, to udupt the 
policy of neutrality. 

The King of Belgium is controlled m his policy 
by dread ot lus powerful neighbor ol France. 

Christina, Queen ol Spam, is fully occupied just 
now with the insurrectionary movements of her peo- 
ple, who are disgusted with her open prolhgacy, her 
disregard ol the weitare ol her subjects, and the ar- 
bitrary principles of her government. She is young, 
i but her reign will probably be short.* 

The King of Sardinia would be a liberal , il backed 
by any power thut would' enable him lo contend with 
the myrmidons of Austria. 

The Kmg of Naples is an unmitigated tyrant, 
blood-thirsty, cruel, and resolved on maintaining the 
“ divine rignt of kings ; ” und such » thu temper ol 
his subjects towards linn, thut he has u very tail' 
chance of meeting a sudden and violent death. A 
few years ago he was jin accomplished horseman 
and charioteer, and might be seen almost daily driv- 
ing through the streets ol Naples, with u lrequent 
nod of recognition lo Ins people, lie is now seldqm 
seen, except when surrounded by his guards, lie 
is a Bourlxm of the French family, and is friendly 
to Russia ; but his inliuence among tile Europeun na- 
tions is ol little account. 

Utiio, King of Greece, is a mere cipher, u tool in 
the hands of England and France. 

Such are the principal sovereigns of Europe, at the 
coinnu iceiuent of a general war thut is likely to 
urove one of the most sanguinary and momentous 


POLYGAMY IN OTAH. 

The following appears m Nickel a Jo 
in No.w York city 
The House of 
days not long since, 


These toolings were prompted by the Holy Spirit, 
and while under its immediate influence, hud you 
been told how lar you might stray, after settling in 
your new homes, you would have tieeu moved upon 
io reply in tiie words Hazael, “ Bui what ! is thy 
serv ant a dog, that lie should do tills great thing t 
Now, uiusmueh us those good leelmgs oitenUUies 
pass nwuy, and many tire induced to urt widely 
difi'erent- Irom vvliat they anticipated, and some even 
go so far us to make slap-wreck ol their faith, we 
deem it proper to publish a few remarks upon die 
spirit of man, the Spirit of the Lord, und the spun 
of evil, and from time to tune, upon these subjects the 
proper understanding ol which may conduce to your 

lUIIipUiak ciitii opivrtuui wolluro 

When starting oil your journey, your limb was 
strong, your understandings clear, and you could dis- 
cern between truth and error ; but soon die adversa- 
ry, hiking advantage of the weaknesses of huiuan- 
i uiiure, endeavored to induce you to become impa- 
tient, to find fault Willi die sayings and doings of your 
brethren, to neglect your prayers, and begin lo doubt 
and become Selt-sUttioieiil. This being accomplish- 
ed, a person becomes disagreeable lo himself, to. Ins 
lunnly if lie hus one, to ins animals, lor diey have rea- 
son, and in short lo all die true intelligences urouud 
lum, und the travel over the dreary und monotonous 
plums becomes vexatious insleud of pleasant, and a 
profitable lesson oil the pages of probation is left un- 
learned, or in oilier words worse, lor evil hus usurp- 
ed the place ot gopd, and insteud of an udvunce, the 
course is retrogude us diere is no neutral point in 


Representatives spent two whole 

, in debating dial most aro usi n g 

ot modem bugaboos, the Polygamy of Utah. 

A bill was pending providing for some surveys and 
grants of laud to settleA in Utah, when the Mormon 
delegate, Mr. Bemhisel, a very dignified, estimable 
man, moved to strike out die proviso, that no land 
should be given to any man who hud more than one 
wife. Mr. Bemhisel said, that such a proviso would 
be a hardship to many of his constituents, aud that 
the more wives a man had, die more land he needed 
to support diem. , 

But our moral and most orthodox Congress could 
not ucccpi tills sensible doctrine, and so there sprung 
up a long debate, in which some fitly members de- 
fined their position respecting polygamy. The South- 
ern Siunes' rights men took Uie ground that Congress 
had no business with domestic lnsuiulions, while leg- 
islators of tiie other extreme, were for crushing out 
the whole polygamic system, by die whole powpr ot 
Congress. The abolitionists hulled hard at the po- 
lygamic relations ol Southern gentlemen, with their 
concubines, while die South, haughty and indignant, 
repelled the insinuation. 

A more ridiculous exhibition ol affected morality, 
we have seen no report ol. There were men de- 
nouncing polygamy who have been more polygamic 
than any Mormon, the difference being that die 
Mormon is more honest and above-board. Ihe 
oidy difference that we can see between Mormons 


Nicholas, Emperor ol Russia, is fitiy-nme years 
old, six feel one inch high, erect and soldierlike in 
form, huughty in demeanor, proud ol his person, and 
when young, was decidedly handsome. He is in- 
telligent, shrewd, stern, resolute, and by no means 
wanting in jiersonal courage. He is a good disci- 
plinarian, but not a skillful commander in war, as 
vvus proved in liis younger days. His information 
in regard to die coudiuon aud policy ot all nations is 
minute and extensive, his plans vust, his ambiuon 
boundless. In die last respect he represents the 
Russian chruucier and seaunient. 

The same disposition prevails in Russia now to 
pour down on the more lair, and wealthy, and sunny 
realms of the soudt and west of Europe, as in die 
days when the Roman Empire was overwhelmed. 

Frederick William, King ol' Prussia, is the broth- 
er-in-law of the Czar, but a very different kind of a 
man. He is about fifty years old, despotic in feel- 
ings, but somewhut liberal by compulsion. He 
would gladly join the Emperor of Russia in his plans 
if he Oared ; but Ids people are otherwise iuclmed. 
He is fat, a good-looking, tolerably good-natured, 
aud somewhut stupid sort ol man. 

Should the present war continue for some yeurs, 
he will probably be found on the side of Russia. His 
present declarations for neutrality is merely designed 
to gain time to wuteh the course of events for one 
and dien shupe his course according to 


dustnously earned means to support and grauly his 
widnis in doing nothing, or next lo nothing, nor va- 
eute tjieir lunus. imd buddmgs and invite him to oc- 
cupy without price, and iie begins, like the inebriate 
who fancied ail the city intoxicated but himself, to 
imagine thut evtii the First Presidency are going 
wrong, and need the suggestions of liis unerring wis- 
dom to guide them m the patn of duty, forgetting 
that they, like ull others, are only aineuuhle to their 
superiors. 

ft would be as reasonable to suppose that the leel 
Were designed tU-threct the head, tlmt evil is good, 
and good is evil, os to expect good thoughts, correct 
counsel, and corresponding action from the above 
described character, until lie repents, and does liis 
first works over. : Still it often happens thut insteud 
of repenting, aud .bringing forth fruits meet therefor, 
such au one infects others within his influence, 
though never unless their iniudB tire more or less 
ready to receive erroneous ideas. 

W ell, we are ifr the valleys of the mountains, with 
none but uurfcelveS to oppose us in doing tiie will ol 
the Lord ; far, unless listened to, evil spirits have no 
power over ours to turn us from the puthway of right- 
, eousuess, aua still;’ there is plenty ol room tor refonn- 


achusetts, lie would Iiave been sent to State s prison. 

Briglmm Y oungv Governor of Utah, and husband 
of tiurty-six wives, may be os good a man as the 
Putriarciis, whoso example he professes to follow. 
He may not lie us mighty as David, but he hus not 
so muny concubines. He may not be so wise as 
Solomon, neither has he so many wives. At a hum- 
ble distance he follows in the footsteps of these gifted 
men ol antiquity 

We think with the State's rights men, that Con- 
gress has no business with tiie domestic institutions 
of Utah, any more than with those ot Turkey. W e be- 
lieve iti individual rights and in individual sovereign- 
ty, and deny the rtgl4 of any Congress, Legislature, 
Constitution, or Majority, any man or body ol men, 
to interfere with so purely personal a mutter as whom 
we love, or how many.. There is no more right on 
die purt of any body to interfere, than there is with 
our breakfast. 

People are predicting that we shall have trouble 
about Utah, bo we shall, and shall deserve to have 
it, it we meddle with what don t concern us. What 
possible business is it to any citizen of New Y ork, 
how many wives some man has in the City ol the 
Salt Lake ? 

To avoid all trouble, we have only to nuud our 
own business. AU the trouble will be ol our own 
niukmg. To refuse to admit Utah as a State, with 
polygamy, would be just as stupid as to refuse to 
make a treaty with any oriental nation on the same 
ground. Polygamy exists over three-fourths ol the 
British empire. Polygamy exists, recognized or un- 
recognized bv law, in the whole human race. 


The Merciful Man la Merciful to his Beasts. 

There is great truth in this ancient uduge. The 
man who is kind in liis lainily circle and tender, oi 
die feelings, and to the frailties of others, is inva- 
riubly kind to liis domestic animals. No one can 
be really considerate and affecuouaie by his fireside, 
and be imperious aud barberous with his horses and 
'cattle. The man who would seuslesaly over-burden 
his horses, and beat them fox not perloriniug uu im- 
possibility, would with just as much unconcern over- 
task the delicate frames of bis children. He who 
unoiereifuly beats his oxen, would apply die same 
lash to his wife when he is iritatod , il he dared ^ do so. 
We would be restrained by no higher mifrv'e than 
the law's penalties No man cau change is heart 
every day, between ills dwelling and Ins^^ile. It 


campaign, 
results. 

Francis Joseph, Eiuperor of Austria, is about 
twenty-three years old, and has succeeded in raising 
small inustaeiiios ler his handsome luce, and a small 
loan for his exhausted ireusury. He lias a high, 
broad toreheud, a good form, about five (eet leu 
inches in height, and is ail expert- and aii excellent 
horseman. He exhibits no signs of extraordinary 
administrative capacity, and will proliably add little 
to the- reputution of die house o! Hapsburg. He fell 
in love with a young lady, last lull, at first sight, and 
was receudy married to her. 

His government is almost bankrupt in pec’uuiary 
resources, his people are discontented, and his em- 
pire is exposed to desperate peril between the con- 
tending interests and nations now at war on the con- 
tinent of Europe. He is gready indebted to the 
Emperor of Russia, aud would join him in the par- 
tition of Turkey, but lor die dread of die vengeance 
of the western powers, and the opposition of his 
people. His position is perilous, turn which way he 
will, aud neutrality is almost impossible. 

Abdul Medjid, Sultan of Turkey, is but thirty- 
three years of age, though he hus a daughter mar- 
ried and two more betrotlied. He is radier small in 
stature, with a sallow, sad, and mild expression of 
countenance. He is in tavor ol reforms in his em- 
pire ; is just and merciful in Ins rule, aud delights 
more in superintending liis schools and public im- 
provements than in marshaling his armies and na- 


his temper is ungovernable at tne one plate, it can- 
not be kept quietly subdued at the other. A whirl- 
wind of passion begun at the stable, not uulrequent- 
ly sweeps through the whole domestic establishment; 
someumes leaving it a desolation. V iolence begets 
violence. A fierce, vindicite disposition is a vitrol 
that eats into all that it touches, and leaves a sore at 
every spot. It is contagious. The child receives 
it legitimately from the parent, and the cow and 
die horse acquire it quite as easily. 

W as ever a man of violence known lo possess a 
quiet, gende, obedient domestic annual ! Axe not 
ail his caide breechy, his horses bulky, liis cows ad- 
dicted to kicking ? Everything is awry with him, 
because he is at enmity with everything- Animals 
soon learn to fear such a man, but fear does not al- 
ways produce obedience. They tear to be approach- 
ed by him. They know not whether they are to re- 
cieve a kick, or a blow, but their experience has 
taught them that they are sure of one or die oth- 
er. Why sho'dd diey obey their master's will, when 
his rewards and punishments are paid ur the same 
coin? ' 

Have you not seen men who were dear to every 
rlnmuftiii- ('ii*i*Ih — whese vorv coinioiz' in at the door 


You reply that these are old truths with which we 
are perfeedy familiar, and the reply is correct ; dien 
why not live more closely in accordance widi your 
knowledge, and day by day watch aud chasten your- 
selves, casting aside temptations, overcoming evils, dial 
unclean spirits may not find place in your taberna- 
cles, that yot^ may constantly grow in the knowledge 
ol the uutti, and that grace may be continually multi- 
plied to you ? 'l*iie answer comes booming up on 
ever) side, — “ $te spirit is indeed willing but the 
llesii is weak,” but oinuting the command which im- 
mediately precedlfcii, viz : “ watch aud pray, that ye 
tenter not into teinjiiutiou,'' Taking the question as 
a wade, it affords an excellent key to the plan, and 
economy ol this probuuon, wherein we are made 
“ subject to vanijy,” but not enjoined any duty 
wtucli is out of our power to perform. 

Bui uistead of all walking uprighdy, at all times, 
aud uuder ull circumstances, each pursuing his par- 
uculai- avocation witn his face steadlasdy set Zion- 
ward, one goes tdjihis buildings, fields, or stock, and 
becomes so absorbed in dieir improvement, and in- 
crease, thathd torgeis why he came here;thal the Hands 
upon the Public W orks need food to sustain file dial 
alter all he is only a steward at most, and at length 
even forgets to thank the Giver of all he possesses ; 
while another, suit more culpuble in that he produ- 
ces nothing, s Drives to amass wealth, and build up e 
name by becoming a mere trader, and far too often 
a shaving trader,, uud of course he too is soon fully 
theimbued with die ruling passion ol selfishness, aud 
purpose for whic4 he oarno here is almost, if not 
wholly lost sight of. 


Incorruptible Railroad ixmubo,— ii we may 

believe the New Orleans Delia, el' the 14th uk., 
sleepers on railways, dial is, wooden ones, may rest 
undisturbed for a period as indefinite ps the repoee 
of die fossils. A preparation lias been invented for 
ihq preserv&uou ol submerged timber, con s i s ti n g ol 
asptialtum, sulphur and arsenic. It is applied like a 
print, when the wood is dry. A marine railway in 
Uuliloruia, to which it was applied, remains perfectly 
sound, while timber of the same species by tte «d« 
has twice required removal- Mr. Swann, of Shoal 
Water Bay, is die inventor- 

— 

It is common to speak of those whom a flirt has 
jilted, as her victims. This is a grave error. Her 
real victim is the man whom she accepts. This re- 
minds us of a simile we saw somewhere: A co- 
quette is a rose from whom every lover plucks a leaf, 
tU thorn N*M» M h* Jidi** hmb^nd- 





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ST. LOUIS LUMINARY— SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1854. 


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e tjr Se>t. puis Ynminarj. 

ST. LOUIS, SATURDAY, DHtKMBER 2, 1854 

LIST OF AGENTS FOR THE LUMINARY 

J«ew Jutes Magaw. 

'>'**hvitl*, Tcnn., H. W. Church. 

Hamsun counlv. Twa*. W iliiam Maitindsl* 
Mltariteounty, Texan, S. M. Blarr. 

Preston Thotnaa. Trawling Agent for the South 
Cincinnati, O., Hon. Oraoii Spencer. 

Surlngtield, O.. A. R Wright, 

Pittsburgh, Pa., B. F. Winchester. 

Kentucky General Ajnmt.J. M. Barlow 
Keokuk, Iowa, Char lei Clark. 

Philadelphia, Samuel Ha; rlaon, Poplar, below lZtb St. 

Anthony Winters. Esq., North Second St. 
Bluff City, It>wu, Wm. H. Foleon. and L O. Littlefield. 
Maqualteta, Iowa, J Dalrymple 
Oiavois, .Mo., Charles Maxwell 
Fairfield, Ind.. John Wicket. 

Altjumo, Ind., Stephen lioldtlq; 

Alton, 111., Henry J. Hudson 

Cuntrevtllc, ill.. James Kllindy 

Lowell. Mass., Eliakim J. Lima 

General Agent for Massachusetts, N H Felt 

Kan Jose. Cal., J. M. Horner. 

San Boruidibo, Cal., C. L’. Kich. 

General Agent for Utah, Hon. Z. Snow. 

Cedar City',' I'tih. 'Hon. 1. C. Haight. 

Tiareling Aiders generally will please act as agents. 

EMIGRATION OF THE EUROPEAN SAINTS 

IMPORTANT C HANOI! 

For about fifteen years nearly all our emigration 
from Europe, destined for Hie western States, have 
been snipped from Liverpool via New Orleans, to 
this place But the increasing mortality among the 
emigrants on that route for some years past, coupied 
with recent movements of the church in appointing 
garnering places in me cast, lias ied me Presidency 
of the Church to change die tide of our emigration 
trom New Orleans to die eastern cities 

The following i- an abstract of Pres't B. Young's 
letter u! instruction 14*111 this subject, to Elder ol F. 
I» Richards, President ui the Church in Europe, und 
gcneml einig rating agent at Liverpool 

You are aware of the sickness liable to nssail our 
uuaccli mated Iretliren on 'he Mississippi river, hence 
I wish you to ship no more to \>-tv Orleans but ship 
tc Philadelphia liuston, and New York. giving pre- 
ference in the order named Whenever you sh.p a 
company, whethei ii be small or large, lie careful to 
lorward to Elder John Taylor, at New Y’orfe city, a 
correct list of die names of the persons in each com- 
pany, with their occupation, and appioximute amount 
ol property or means and forward it in season lor 
Elder John Taylor to receive it before the company 
arrive ui port, dial In may be so advised as to be 
able to meet them, or appoint some proper person to 
do so, and counsel them immediately on landing as. 
to the best course lor each and ail m every company 
to pursue — viz., whether to lairy for a season to work 
m the ' piac-e or immediate neighborhood ol their 
landing, or proceed to Cincinnati und iis region. &t . 

In case any mould still choose to ship for New 
Orleans, ship them from England no later than about 
the? 1st of December, mm they may be able 10 gel off 
the rivers lie I ore the sicklv season sets in, for many 
have died off With the cholera and ouier diseases in- 
cident to tiie sickly season on the liters, and I do 
not wish the brethren to lie so exposed as they have 
/been; and counsel them to hurry up the rivers, und 
gat off from them into Missouri und Iowa to v. ork, 
or on the plains, as the case may be, beloie die v arm 
weather sets in- 

Pursuant to these instructions, vve learn from I res- 
ident Richards that he will send out to New Orl inns 
two qi ymec ship loads about this time, and about 
46<j|;fct»iius from Denmark, aftei which diere wi I be 
n rAtsaiion until arttangeinenut are completed lor 
shipping to the 'cistern cities and for trail tportinfc our 
emigrants the:u " to Cincinnati. St Louis, and die 
point o! outfit lot Utah. 

We are now m couununtcaQoti with Brest It ■ h- 
ards upon this subject, and anticipate a commence- 
ment of emigration by tnat route as early as the first 
of February. 

The appointment of Ciucmuati, St. Louts, and 
other places m the States at, places of gathering for 
the Saints, has imparted fresh vigor to thousands of 
European Samis, whose means are inadequate to an 
outfit for the plains, but who will now rush to these 
more accesrabk- points in the Slates. 


hunting patty of ten whites, who returned to Big 
Blue wuii Ha-: news, before Mr. L. turd company 
left that ploce. 

The party kept a strict guard over their animals 
night and' day,; while encamped, winch is die only 
safe mode of traveling through an Indian country. 

h is under# t*xi that Col. Steptoe will, during hia 
stay in Utah, make an effort to punish the Pavautees 
who murdered C apt. Gunuisen and his party. 

I m mig a aTi off. — On the 29th November, Captain 
James Brown a^td company with 4*2 wagons, on the 
30th, Dr. Darwin Richardson and company widi 40 
wagons, aod ore the 1st of October, Elder Daniel 
Cam and company with 38 wagons, arrived in this 
city in good condition, and camped on Union Square. 

The Chttrch S’ rain is now coining in. 

Elder Robert Campbell, in the rear companies, 
writes to Govetjor Y'oung from Fort Kearnev, Aug. 
21, that their cattle are fat, the feed and roads good, 
and that Bro. Bppy arid the rear company were only 
a few daya. beh)nd them. They were making good 
headway, and will doubtless be able to escape die 
inclement weather, as ail are probably this side of 
tree South ^ass^nnd perhaps this side of Green river. 

Exsteus Mail. — The last Mail brought an unu- 
sual number of the latest dates from important points, 
being to August 7th from Liverpool, to the 26th from 
New York rend Baltimore, to the 28th from St, Louis, 
and 30th from Independence 

As heretofore most of our illustrated papers, peri- 
odicals, and magazines are stopped somewhere 1 short 
of this city j and: iif those who plunder them from the 
mail bags or jxrst offices, will forward us their ad- 
dress. with theijr qualification before some judicial 
officer, that they are too poor to pay for the papers 
they steal Vve will endeavor to supply them direct 
from the publisher, for we have endured this kind 
of treatment imioh longer than is pleasant or profit- 
able. 

FocndkY. — j(V small foundry has been erected ad- 
joining the 'blacksmith shop on Temple Block, and 
Bro. Morgan Phelps is casting cog wheels, cranks, 
Sic. and is prepared to make iron, brass, und copper 
castings of any inquired pattern, and cheaper than 
the" can be imported. 

As the quantify of material on hand is small, the 
brethren arp icquesied to bring pot metal, old brass, 
anu copper' to the Tithing Office, and encourage 
home manufacture, and be credited ou their tithing 
for articles otherwise useless. 

Tbe bench of the U. S, District Coun lor Utah is 
again full, Judge Shavei continuing, and Judges 
Kinnev and Stiles having arrived. 


LATEST FROM UTAH 

On Wednesday evening, Nov 22d, Mr. Howard 
Livingston, ol the firm of Livingston, Kmkead, &. 
Co., arrived, in this city from Salt Laks city, which 
place lie left On tiie evening of the 6th Oct., with a 
small company of traders and returning Californians, 
and made ihe trip io rite Missouri in tony days. 

By tins arrival we have news one week later than 
by la»t mad, and a j;opy of the Deseret News, of 
Nov. 5th, kindly furnished by Mr. Livingston, trom 
which a few extracts will be found below 

a 

When the party left Suit Lake ihe Indians were 
quiet. 

The weather continued warm and dry Trade 
dud and money scarce. 

Those transient merchants who expected to make 
a fortune out of die Mormons this year, find they 
have struck too high, and would now gladly close 
out at a small advance Livingston. Kinkead St Co., 
and other permanent traders who ’ are interested in 
the future prosperity of the Territory, are endeavor- 
ing to monopolize the domestic trade on a principle 
that will retain the money in circulation among the 
people . . They therefore make all remittances this 
year m drafts on the government and other exchange. 

The traders and merchant trains were all . in ex- 
cept J. M. Horner & Co.'s last two trams, one of 
which was met as far back as Sweetwater 

The Mormon emigration were nearly all in- 

The large company of Danish Saints were arri- 
ving in the v«rUy-as Mr. L. left, on the evening of 
,th« 6 th 

He tfiet Mr Empy in Echo canyon, but las com- 
pany of P E. Fund passenger* were met one day 
west of Green river — teams in good condition. 

Saw a party of Crow Indians at Devil’* Gate, and 
about 20 lodges Arrappahpes at bridge on North 
Piau — appeared friendly 

1 Met the October mail, bound out. at Deer Creek. 
Mules badly used op 

All quiet at Laramie. Traders there anticipated 
a dull wiqtei Knew not where the Sioux were 
gone. Mist Col. Hoffman's command of 100 men 
near crossing of South Plan. •„ 

Indians, supposed to be Cheyennes, were keeping' 
up their depredations at Port Kearney. A number 
of mules had just been stolen from the mail station 
at thai place. Met the November mail at Little 
Blue. ' 

About 1000 Pawnees crossed their track just be- 
hind the party; beyond Big Biue, and drove back a 


TO THB SAINT’S IN ST LOUIS 
Extract oi Bidet Snow’s Remarks, on Sunday. 

12th November. 

• * * l hoar occasionally of sickness in the 

different parts of the city mnongsi the brethren and 
sisters. As cold weather is approaching, we may 
reasonably pxpect that among the various classes 
that compose the Latter-day Saints in St. Louis and 
•its vicinity, there will be from tins time more or less 
among them requiring assistance, especially the sick. 
While we are willing as far as we arc able, and our 
other duties will allow, to minister among the breth- 
ren, und especially the sick — to counsel, comfort, 
and assist them, yet we wish that every faithful man 
of God that bears the priesthood, especially the mem- 
bers of the High Council, the Bishop and his coun- 
sellors, and tiie Presidents of die wards to feel an 
interest in these things, and that it rest upon them 
in connection with ut. I wish these, my brethren to 
bear this in mind, and to open their hearts, and in- 
quire of the Lord to know his will and enjoy the 
mind of lus spirit. A nd if they are not already feel- 
ing the spirit Hnd po.ver of their office, continue in 
prayer that they iuh-,’ have the spirit of God to be 
with them, and be apt to teach and reudy to comfort 
and minister to those who stand in need, and succor 
those who are sick, and thereby the burden will be 
light on all of its ; and many hearts will be gladdened 
by our labor?. And I wish those who have charge 
of the different wards and branches particularly, to 
have an open ear all the time to the voice of the 
jroor, atid not allow those who may be sick or desti- 
tute to want for the means to warm and make them 
comfortable, that their cries go not up before God 
against those whose duty it is to attend to them. 

It is not expected because we have appointed and 
sei apart men ttf this office, that they will bear (he 
whole burden — that they will do it all themselves. 
Those who have the charge of the different wards, 
and the visiting brethren who are acquainted with 
the Saints, should aid the Bishop, and in cases of 
need apply to him, and upon their recommendation 
the Bishop will render them such assistance as he 
can according to the means in his possession. 

Soon we shall have a great many of our foreign 
emigration here, and some of them perhaps destitute. 

I wish, therefore, every man in Israel, particularly 
die Elders and visiting brethren, to consider them- 
selves a vigilance committee, to keep their eyes and 
ears open, and learn of every opening and avenue 
by which they can throw employment into die hands 
of those triio stand in need. And be prepared in 
every ward in the city to furnish, at any given mo- 
ment! lists of vacant places, or where men may find 
employment in different 'situations, that we may be 
able to get our foreign brethren into work immedi- 
ately on their arrival. Every’ one should think of 
this from this time forward, and soon we shall call 
upon you io bring in reports, and lend your aid in 
these things. 

S. J Lees, Reporter. 


Summary of Local Correspondence 

Eld er H. W. Church writes from Hickman county, 
Term., Nov. ftl, enclosing subscriptions for the Lu- 
minary, and states that he has baptized three per- 
sons, and has a prospect of baptizing several others 
soon. He and Elder Wiley B. Corbit, who is now 
with huu, are expecting soon to direct then labors 
into the State of Alabama . 

Elder S. M. Blair, under date of Port Sullivun, 
Texas, Nov 8, says; “ I received your circulars for 
the issuing of onodier bright Luminary in the con- 
stellations of Mormonism. My heart rejoiced at the 
prospect of a paper to be published m Sl Louis by 
you. Long had I cogitated ou such a plan for dif- 
fusing knowledge. I intend to send you at least 
twenty-five subscribers, and hojie to make it fifty.” 

Elder James McGaw informs us that he arrived 
at his post in New Orleans, La., on the lSih of No- 
vember. His address is Caledonia House, comer of 
Payder and Commerce streets. 

Elder James Case was in Springfield, 111., Nov. 
29th, endeavoring to awaken to a newness of life 
the remnant of the Saints in that city. He expects 
soon to pursue his journey to Ohio. In reply to his 
inquiries about the missing numbers of tbe Lumina- 
ry, we would say to the Saints, the full complement 
of the first number were forwarded ito one package, 
and if they were not forthcoming they must look to 
their postoffice for them 

Elder Thos. B. Pierce writes from Cedar Grove, 
Ind., Nov. id, that there are many Saints scattered 
in that vicinity, some of whom are firm in the faith 
serving the Lord, while others are sickly, dying, or 
dead ; but of these many are reviving, since his arri- 
val among them. We would say io Elder* Pierce 
that if anything will cause those sickly brandies to 
bear fruit, it is transplanting iliem into another soil, 
even in Zion, or one of her stakes. 

Elder Oscar Tyler writes under date of October, 
30th, that he has been preaching along near the 
coast of Texas. Quite a call for our books, und in- 
quiry among the people, but they tue slow to obey 
tbe Gospel. He has had the pleasure of baptizing 
his mother and six other of Ins kin folks, and many 
of the neighbors are believing. 

We learn from Elder Win. Munreulale, under 
date of October 31, (bat aftei tong and tedious la- 
bors in Harrison county, Texas, where he had moun- 
tains of prejudice to overcome, he has finally be- 
gun to baptize, and hopes to reap the fruit of his la- 
bors. 

* 

Elder James Sly writes from Cauboro, Canada 
West, Nov. 14, that iijioii ^i.< arrival in that country 
he met with a cold welcome, mid had many hard- 
ships to contend with ; and lie had been compelled 
to minister to his wants .by his own hand's labor ; but 
through perseverance, and by the blessing of the 
Lord, he had got an opening among the people, and 
had baptized two, with a prospect of many more soon 
following. 

From all quarters our' correspontlunra tmil ilie Lu- 
minary with joy. We wish them to use their utmost 
exertions to increase its circulation, and lorward us 
all the means possible; (bills of any sound bank;) 
urging every Inend of the cause to subsc.ibe for as 
many papers as possible, dial we may be enabled to 
meet the heavy expenses incurred 'by the Luminary 
in its infancy. 


* New Paper. — The World Advancing 

We find on our table Die St. Louis Luuinary, a 
new weekly, devoted to the exposition ui d defense 
of Mormonism. or the church of the Latter-day Saints, 
edited by Erasius Snow, ft is of respectable -size 
and appearance so far as the mechanical part is con- 
cerned, and sent abroad at two dollars per annum. 
Tliis paper will undertake to show that Mormonism 
is pot so bad after all ; that men may have a dozen 
wives and all be right, that diseases can be ■ ured 
now as in the days of Christ — by the prnvers of the 
“ Saints" and the annointing of oil — and of course 
will demonstrate clear as a sunbeam, that no poor 
" C entile ” ought to refuse his cow, horse, or mule, 
or nis com or potatoes to be taken possession of, at 
any moment, by the “ Saints,’’ when the “ Lord has 
need of them.” In fine, we rnay expect the clouds 
and fogs of error and superstition which have so long 
hung over our unfortunate country, to be all dis- 
pelled by the effulgent light of this "Luminary ." — 
Mb. Cumberland Presbyterian. 

Thank you, brother Presbyterian; umy your most 
sanguine expectations be realized , may die ’’fogs 
wliich have so loiig hung over you," disappear, and 
the; “ cows, horses, mules, com and potatoes, come 1 
into the possession of the Saints.". As to the right 
to a dozen wives, we leave that problem to you and 
the ladies themselves to work out; but experience,^ 
will teach you that men of no more than ordinary ca- 
pacities had better not strike so high, lest die “right” 
be made to yield to “ mtghi ; ’’ at least so we think. 


1 


LATEST NEWS BY THU SANTA FB MAIL. 

Gov. Memwehthei has held a “ talk ” with tbe 
Utahs. There was near two hundred of them pres- 
ent, and only two.bauds out of the three present ; the 
Capote band failed in their attendance. The con- 
ference was productive of much good feeling, and 
die Indians gave assurance of remaining at peace 
with the whites. 

By this mail \« learn that the inhabitants of Me- 
silla valley have acknowledged the jurisdiction of 
the States over them, and that they have also sur- 
rendered two or three fugitives. 

Jesus Maria Baca, of the Democratic party, has 
been elected sheriff in Santa Fe county, to fill the 
vacancy of Lorenzo Labadi, appointed Indian Agent. 

A chief and about fifty Indian*, of the Jaca alias 
tribe were killed :at Cienguilla battye. 


Railxoaiis t^ the United States.— The total 
leDgth of railroads completed and in use on the flrsi 
of January. lSo-lj, is estimated at 15,490 miles ; and 
that in various stages of progress, and in the hands 
of engineers, at pearl.y 25,000 miles more, making 
in all a total oi of some 40,000 miles constructed, of 
o be constructed i within a Few years, 


KANSAS TERRITORY. 

The Missouri Republican contains ihe proceedings 
and resolutions of a mass meeting of the settlers on 
Big Blue river, in Kansas territory, the chief ob- 
jects of which appears to be, to impress the public 
with the idea that the vulley of Kansas river is the 
natural route for the great Pacific railway, oud a 
point on the Kansas near its confluence with Blue 
river, the proper place for the future capitol and 
commercial depot of the Territory, and that the im- 
mediate survey of her public lands, and that too, by 
her own citizens, aud an appropriation by Congress 
for the improvement of the navigation of die Kansas 
are objects of paramount importance. 

The fifth resolve, which relates to the government 
of the Territory, we here insert, as it involves a prin- 
ciple relating to the got eminent of Territories in 
general which we lightly touched upou last week: 

Resolved, That the citizens of Kansas are not 
only capable of constitutional self-government, but 
that they are entitled to a preference in filling our 
posts of trust and honor, and that we protest against 
the common practice of appointing officers residing 
out of the Territory, as such practice is frequendy 
attended with unnecessary delays, incorrect action 
growing out of indifference, and that tt is at war 
widi the grand idea of self-government. 

The Kansas Herald, of Oct. 20th, has the follow- 
mg 

Excubsio.n or the Goveanob. — Gov Reffder, 
Attorney General Isacks, Judges Johnson and El- 
more, Gen- Flenniken, Mr. Donaldson, Marshal, 
and Dr. Ray B. Scott, started for Fort Leavenworth 
on Wednesday evening last lor an excursion through 
the Territory. They will go out on the north side 
of the Kansas as far as die Potawuiamie agency, or 
perhaps to Fort Riley, and return on the south side 
of the river. They will remain out about two w eeks. 
aud make whatever exploration their time and op- 
portunities will permit. 


TO OUR COUNTRY FRIENDS 

We have sent the Luminary to mine of our friends 
at a distance from whom we have, as yet, Imd no 
returns. II any such do not wish to become subscri- 
bers, they will pleas.* reinail the paper to us, or in- 
form us by letter In the ineetuime we shall ran- 
(ifitir sending it at discretion. 

We intend, for the benefit of our country subscri- 
bers, to publish a condensed statement of the St. 
Louis market each week. 

Our publication day will in future be Saturday. 


THB MORMON 

In another columnff to-day's paper will be found 
the proipectua of the “Mormon,” a new weekly to 
be published in New York. The “ Mormon" will 
be edited by Elder John Taylor, formerly editor of 
the “Times and Seasons," and “Nauvoo Neighbor,” 
in die city of Nauvoo, subsequently of the “ Etoile du 
Deseret," in the city of Paris, France, and “ Zion’s 
Panter," in the city of Hamburg, Germany. Elder 
Taylor has been so long and so favorably known to 
the Saints that tve feel to promise a large subscrip- 
tion list, ahd warm support for the “Mormon" from 
that quarter 

We would say to merchants and mechanics, those 
that have articles to sell and those that have nothing 
to do hut to read, that the “ Mormon ” offers facili- 
ties for the advertiser that few papers in the 
eastern States will have, owing to its extensive cir- 
culation among the immigration from the eastern 
States aud from Europe ; and to the reading public 
the Mormon vyill be a rich treat, being fqrnished 
with matter dr%wn from a clear and powerful mind, 
and such reading mauer, too, as can be found in no 
other paper published in the eastern cities. 

Subscriptions and advertisement? for the Mormon 
received at this, office, also by Alexander Dow, No. 
133, Market street, between Fifth and Sixth 


There are forty establishments in the U . States 
engaged in the manufacture of locomotive engines. 
These shops, it is estimated, turn out in busy times, 
at least, 1,200 locomotives in a year. Above nine 
thousand hands are employed, whose wages are 
about S3, 500, 000 per annum. The iron consumed 
ezeeeds forty-five thousand tons annually. The val- 
ue dfthe prddtttth of these works is full ten million 
dollars per annum. 


Comsjmtkurc of tin Ciuninauj. 

FROM COUNCIL BLUFFS 

Bho. Snow — Yours, enclosing prospectus ol the 
“ St. Louis Luminary " lias been received ; and v<>Ur 
requests to me shall be attended to as punctually as 
lime and opportunity shall admit. 

I received the intelligence, dint you was to com- 
mence publishing in this nnimlry. «uhk ilumkCnlncoa. 
Iii addition, Elder Taylor Lad, while here, prospect- 
uses printed for die Mormon,” to be soon issued, 
weekly, at the city of New York Rumour has also 
reached us of a proliability-tliat Elder Orson Spencer 
will soon commence the issue of a pajicr at Cincin- 
nati. Thus is coming to pass a sudden and unex- 
pected order of things, winch are calridated to glad- 
•den the hearts of the Saints, scattered through the 
States, who, through poverty, sickness, or other una- 
voidable hindrances, have been jirev euted from, ere 
this, rearing peaceful homes in the valleys of Utah. 
Yes, to have the counsels of the spirit, the words of 
life, the voice of warning and encouragement, her- 
alded to their homes from week to week, will bene- 
fit them as vitally as a refreshing shower does the 
earth when parched by the summer solstice, causing 
vegetation to bloom afresh in its robes of beauty. 
There is need of much good being done, and no 
doubt much will be accomplished. The Press is a 
mighty engine for good or evil, and when enlisted 
in the cause of true religion, social reform, the lib- 
erties of our fellow man, the education of the massefe, 
the freedom of speech and die right of free discus- 
sion — when it is directed by inielligeni and virtuous 
minds for the good and ultimate salvation ol our race, 
there is a power at work which will mark tree age in 
wliich it exists with a favorable feature, destined to 
live for the reference of future generations. 

Who can calculate the amount of good now being 
accomplished by the publication of the Deseret News, 
the Millenial Star, &c. — sending abroad their ser- 
mons ol life and salvation to be read in all nations 
and by all people who will hear. What good has 
been done, iu years 'hat are passed, by the Evening 
and Morning Star, the Messenger and Advocate, 
the Elders' Journal, the Times and Seasons, and 
other periodicals, in connection with the Book, of 
Mormon, now printed in many different languages, 
and read by nations far and near ; as well as many 
other books and pamphlets which different Eiders 
have scattered through the world, written by the 
spirit of truth and proclaiming the same great and 
glorious plan of salvation to the world. All the good 
cannot be calculated ; but a new literature has sprtmg 
up with gems of new and sparkling truths— unths 
which have been hidden since the foundauou of the 
world, and kept from the knowledge of all, save 
Christ, his apostles, and the inspired men and proph- 
ets, as they stood in their lol and placd, from the be- 
ginning. And I, for one, say let the good work go 
on. Let (he Press send forth its streams of light un- 
til its benign radiations light up the darkest portions 
of the globe, and every kindred, tongue and people, 
shall hear the glad ridings of salvation. And I hope 
your labors may be crowned with success, and that 
tbe Saints, and the well disposed of every class, will 
give you the suppon necessary to defmy the expenses 
of your paper. In the meantime, I will try and 
keep your readers advised of the movements on this 
frontier, as often as auytliihg shall transpire of pub- 
lic interest. Respectfully, 

L. O. LITTLEFIELD. 

Cooscii. Bnurra, Nov. 11, 1854. V* 

In the Ste. Genevieve Circuit Court, last week 
Charles Pinckley was pm on his trial tor the murdei 
of his wife in Ste. Genevieve county. The murder 
was proved to be a brutal aud deliberate one ; the 
jury lound the defendant guilty, and he was sen- 
tenced to be hung on the 5th of January next* The 
prisoner wept very bitterly when the sentence was 
pronounced. 

Bath tso. — When a man takes a full morning 
bath, 9,000,000 mouths are open to thank him; for 
every pore of his skinhas separate cause ta.be grate- 
ful for his daily ablution. 


THB YOUNG MOTHER 

Buliold that fair young mother ! ecu how sort 
Ami peacefully she smiles, os though her heart; 
Reposing iu tho'fulhiciui of its. love, 

Found perfect rest. Upon li«r miiowv breast 
A smiling iufanrsleeps — her firm bora son, 

Her virgin love's first dear embodiment. 

H,ur husband sits Jioaide, half-bending, half 
Supported by her chair, o’er which hiirarm 
It, thrown protec tingly : with the proud joy 
Possession gives, he feels they are his own, 

And with fond admiration looks ou both. 

But now a deeper glance — u warmer love 
From hia soul rushes to hia sparkling eyes, 
Which rest with rapture on her lovely form 
When with most womanly and blameless art 
She takes her Infant’s hand caressingly 
And spreads its dimple beauty on her cheek. 
Which now with deepest blushes is suffused 
Bui that sweet art to hide its burning glow 
Is powerless, and then she quickly stoops 
To press his placid forehend with her Ups ; 

But all iu vain, for now her trembling limbs 
The soft coufuaipn of her heart betrays, 

Till overpowered by love, she’s driven to hide 
Her glowing face upon her husband’s breast. 
And on her ready lips she now receives 
The burning pressure of his fervent kiss, 
Forgetting all but the absorbing love 
With which she’d trusted her young life to him. 


FuriboSt. Loato Lunutiac,. 

THB WIFE 

"A Tirieott* women U> * crown to Her amount ; tut tb« Uun ra«*Ui 
Mbuxtsd it u rottenneu in ItU conn.” — Paov . mil 4, 6. 

How rich the treasure, and how precious the pos- 
session of a good wife. Who can tel her price * 
The cofrtpamon*, the friend, the. help-meat, die advi- 
ser. the, consoler of the husband under all circum- 
stances; one tiuu, when all othars forsake him in 
trouble, clings closer and closer to him, the more he 
is unfortunate. The rude elements, and ruder hearts 
of men tnav conspire against him, yet her frail form 
never leaves kith, nor ever wearies in .administering 
to his comfort. Care may make ltis cheeks wan, 
and sickness his knees feeble ; adversity in business 
may blight his hopes, and trouble crush his spirits, 
but this will not 'crush her love. Even should hiu 
feet wonder from the path of right und the world 
frown down upon him, how then does she show her- 
self the guardian angel of his patlif When ha 
hesitates, how then does she labor to turn the cur* 
rent of his actions in the right direction. It is then 
that shit redeem himself: his errors and faults are 
freely, but gently, referred to, us his vistues are 
softly mentioned, lest in the one lie he despised) or 
in the other hei cmie vuin ; others may deride and 
Uniter, but it is the real interests that the wife seeks. 
Her warnings are as tiie tlett -drops of wisdom : they 
are as the anchor to Ins soul — sure and Mendlast 
A man who owns such a wife, will seldom go far 
astray. And is not site his counsellor? This does 
not imply on her part an officious meddling — arbitrary 
dictation in his affairs.; — no: but a due and timely 
warning and faithful admonition of dm wife. 

O, how unspeakably happy is the man whose 
companion is such a wife. The countenance, the 
spirit, the hopes aud conversation of that man is al 
ways cheerful — his business nearly always prospei • 
ous He rests safe trader that watchful care so pe- 
cuhtr to the wife and mother. There is an instinct 
abo it a woman, properly mated, deserving die name 
of inspiration. How few men would fall into error 
niuf ruin if they heeded the warning of. a faithful 
wife. I he wileli secret fervor, too, in prayer, is 
ulwiys beneficial. It sheds around him an influence 
so genial and refreshing, that it aids his virtues to 
shoot form widi (he vigor and strength of manhood ; 
to ripen the good dial without Iter aid would ltav* 
withered in the hud, Such a unto, indeed, is a 
“ crown to her husband.” 

Ou the contrary, a man has — yes, no wile, but & 
woman weded, \yho is a cross one ; who cooks Iris 
meals scold rag, and widi the breath that should cool 
her broth, “blows him up," because, forsooth, he has 
been demined in businers ten minutes longer than 
he expected. One who continually growls at the 
smallness of her husband's income. She can’t have 
this and that like so and so ; whose great concern is 
about her dollish self ; one who turns up. her nose 
at the mudest apparel of die prudent wife ; one who 
sees no necessity in prayer— in religious duties ; who 
thiltks her husband ought Io spend his whole time m 
business, and if he be unfortunate she cannot be 
bothered widi his affairs ; who, nevertheless, lias tune 
enough to manufacture aud retail gosrip, and meddle' 
with the trouble of her neighbors. Such a one con- 
tinually “maketh ashamed." 

Is any man in possession of such a wits’ ? Ws 
pity him from our vety souls. We consider it bis 
greatest misfortune ; in fact, the misfortune ol life- 
in Solomon’s words, “ Rottenness in his bones ’’ 
Rather dinn 3uch were ohr fate, we would say “ Lord 
let thy servant depart in peace. We can only sigh 
in hope and pity him. But ttov such women there is 
no use in the kingdom of heaven. HOPE. 


Crime m the New York Po« t offlCB—Nigin Cieri 

Caught Robbing the Mails — Money Found o t 

hia Person. 

Considerable sums oi money have been lost fron 
time to time - during the last few months, and fo; 
some two or three weeks past the suspicions of M., 
Holbrook, the general agent of the office, have 
upon James Fitzgibbons, one of the night e'erks a 
the probable thief. He has been watched for save 
ral nights, and sundry traps have beej> laid to catcl 
htm, and without any further success than a confirm 
anon of their suspicions, untillast r;' lg h., or this morn 
mg rather,’ about 3 o'clock, he 'was detected by Mr 
Holbrook in the act of appropriating two package 
ol money mailed at Newark, New Jersey, one di 
reeled to Bridgeport, Cenn., and the other to Wil 
immsburgh, Long Island, containing between threi 
and lour hundred dollars each. Mr. Holbrook di< 
not disclose his observations to the rouge, but kep 
his eye upon him until he' left, the office, about fivt 
o’clock, io go home. As Soon ns he left the offict 
and got into Liberty street, in the rear, Mr. Hpl 
brook, in company with Mr. Brown, the head of th« 
night clerks, went out and brought him back, wit! 
the money upon his person, to the office, where ht 
remains at the time of our present writing. 

We refrain from disclosing the means by whiof 
Mr. Holbrook was the unobserved observer of Fits 
gibbons’ operations, as ho may have occasion to set fail 
trap lore more offendets ol the same sort ; though wt 
hope there are no more leff m the office. Filzgib 
boas is naturally suspected -if having taken much ol 
the money that has been milled from the office ^ron 
time to time, and whieh has been the source or in 
finite complaint from rite public, and oi anxiety or 
the pan of M*,. Fowler, die postmaster, and the hon- 
est assistants in his office.— [New York Post, 23d, 



ST. LOUIS LUMINARY — ATURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1854 


WONDERFUL ANTI-DIJWVIAN MONSTER 

Wo learn from the Moufit Vernon Jeffersonian 
tlte particulars of a wonderful discovery, which was 
made in Marion county a short time since. It seems 
limi while some men were digging a pit for it bridge 
over a little stream called Lost Creek, on auction 
No. 120 of the railroad, when about six feet below 
tin- surface they came upon the skeleton of what they 
supposed was some ante-diluvian monster. The 
principal bones ware so ifttch decayed that little 
could be told us to their proper locations in the body. 
A horn was found of ti while color, ume feet in 
length, and quite smooth, with the exception of about 
three feel of the butt end, which was surrounded 
with ridges similar to those on a sheep, measuring 
twenty 'four inches in circumference ; the hollow be- 
ing about four inches in diameter. The hum was 
so much decayed us nut to allow lifting without be- 
ing broken. A tooth was ajjfeo found, and a portion 
el" it outside of the gum waslyet sound, and on meas- 
uring it was found to be tilSf inches in length, aud 
about two inches in diameter, having the appearance 
of having been the first jaw tooth. Another portion 
of the lame was found which w as thought to be a 
portion of the jaw, but was broken to pieces in dig- 
ging it out ; but its dimensions were taken, and tound 
to be eleven feet. The remains are now in the pos 
session of Mr. Howell, who resides at the crossing 
of the railroad. To naturalists and antiquarians they 
must be invaluable, and should be exhumed and se- 
cured inunediately. 


THE MICROSCOPE 

Tltis instrument which discovers to us small ob- 
jects invisible to the naked eye, was invented soon 
after die invention and improvement of the telescope. 
By means of this optical contrivance, we perceive u 
variety of wonders in almost every object in the an- 
imal, the vegetable, and tlte mineral kingdoms. We 
jHtrceive that every particle of matter, however mi- 
nute. has a determinate form ; that the very scales 
on the haddock are all beautifully interwoven and 
variegated, like pieces of net-work, which no art can 
imitate — that the points of the prickles of vegetables, 
though magnified a thousand tunes, appear as shurp 
and well-polished as to the naked eye — that every 
particle of the dust of the butterfly's wing is a beau- 
tiful and regular organized feather — that every hair 
of our head is a hollow tube, with bulbs and roots, 
furnished with a variety of threads and fllaiuents — 
and that the pores of our skin, through which die 
sweat and perspiration flow, are so numerous and 
minute, thut a grain of sand would cover a hundred 
and* twenty-five thousand of them. W e perceive 
animated beings in certain liquids, so small that fit- 
ly thousand of them would not equal the size ot a 
ntite ; and yet each of these- creatures are furnished 
with a mouth, eyes, stomach, blood-vessels, tuid oth- 
er organs for the performance ol" animal functions. 
In a stagnant pool, which is covered with a greenish 
scum during the summer months, every drop of wa- 
ter is found to be a world teeming with thousands ol 
inhabitants. The mouldy substance which usually 
adheres to damp bodies, exhibits u forest of trees and 
plains, where the branches, leaves aud trail can be 
plainly distinguished. In a word, by this admirable 
instrument .we behold the same Almighty bund 
which rounded the spacious globe on which we live, 
and the huge masses of the planetary orbs, aud di- 
rects them in their rapid motions, through the sky — 
employed at the same moment, in rounding and jiol- 
isking ten thousand minute transparent globes in tiie 
eye of the fly; and boring und arranging veins and 
arteries, and funning and dusping joints and claws 
tor the movement ot' a mile 1 VVe thus learn the 
admirable and astonishing effects ol the wisdom ol 
God. aud iliui the Divine care and benevolence ari- 
as much displayed in the construction of the smallest 
insect, as in the elephant or whale, or in those pon- 
derous globes which roll around us in the sky. 
These and thousands ol other views which -the mi- 
croscope exhibits, would never have been dis\ laved 
to the huuiun mind, had they not been opened up by 
this admirable invention. 

Whi-ii thy amazing work. <> C»o*l, 

My mental ey<- surveys. 

Transported with the view. I’m h>itl 
III woiuUr, love, amt praise. 

DM. T. DIC K 


ly understood it till; "but I shall consider it so lar a! 
I may be able to recollect it. I would prelei thai 
on all matters winch relates to tny Sovereignty, u. 
which my chiefs -and people lrnve a deep interest 
coiniiiutncaimns should be made in writing, so as u 
prevent misunderstandings and mistakes either b\ 
me or i hem. "i 

A British Squftdron consisting of the Amphytrite 
Rattlesnake and Triucomalee, three of the largest 
English vessels at war in the Pacific have been or- 
dered to Honolulu. It remains to l>e seeu whethet 
anything will come of these formidable mam- 
testations. — [San Francisco Herald, Nov. 1st. 


It was in one night that four thousand persons 
perished of tlte plague in London. It was by night 
that the army' ol Semutcharib was destroyed. Both 
in England and on the Continent a largo portion ol 
cholera eases, in its several forms, have been ob- 
served to have occurred between one and two o’clock 
iii the morning, 
night air has been 


foreign newb— buropban war 

Sm. o oiu last issue there have been three arrivals 
non. Europe, and the war news intensely thrilling. 
VS c present to-day a brief summary ol what reein* 
io us the most important and reliable. 

New York, Nov. ’23. 

The i oval mail ship. Canada, Capt. Stone, from 
Liverpool,” 1 1th mst reached her dock 2U minutes 
past 1 1 last night. 

Si-bastopal holds stoiuiy Tire sub.tan. <• ol the 
„ews is mat the allies hail met with an important 
neck, and had not made much progress. 

On me flight o. the 2<Hit the enemy attempted ip 
spike t ie French guns, but fnilr-d, and the Russians 
who entered tlie battertea were killed. 

T! c total o! the French loss trom the 17th to the 


The danger of exposure to the 
a theme of physicians from ume 
iimnemornbie ; but is remarkable that they never yet 
called in the aid of chemistry to account for the fact. 

It is at night tlmt the stratum of air nearest the 
ground must always l>e the most charged with the 
particles of uutmalized mutter given out trout tilt- 
skin, mid deleterious gases, such as carbonic acid 
gas — the product of resjiiration — mid sulphuretted 
hydrogen — the product -of the sewers. lit the day, 
gases, and various substances of all kinds, rise in 
flte air by the rarefaction ol the heal. At nigiit. 
when the rarefaction leaves, they fall by an increuse 
of gravity, if perfectly mixed with the atmosphere; 
while the guses involved during the night, instead 
of ascending, remain at nearly the same level. It 
is known thut carbonic acid gas at a low tempera- 
ture partakes so nearly of the nature ol u fluid that 
it may be jioured out of one vessel into another. It 
rises at ihe lemperamre at wliicb it is exhaled Iroin 
the lungs, but its tendency is towards the floor or the 
bed of the sleeper in cold and unventilated rooms. 

At Hamburg, the alarm of cholera at niglu in 
some parts of the city was so great, ttiat many re- 
lused to go to I veil, lest they should be attneked una- 
wares in theii sleep. Sitting up, they probably kept 
their stove* or open fires burning for the sake ol 
warmth and thm warmth gives the expansion to any 
deleterious gases present, winch would best promote 
their escape und promote their dilution in the atmos- 
phere. The means of satetv were then unconsciously 
assured. At Sierra Leone the natives have a prac- 
tice, in the sickly season, ot keeping tires constantly 
burning in their huts at niglu, assigning that the 
fires keep away the evil spirits, to which, in their ig- 
norauce, they attribute the fever and ugue. Lat- 
terly, Europeans have begun to adopt the same prac- 
tice. and those who have tried it assort that they 
have now entire immunity from the tropical fevers to 
winch they were formerly subjected. 


HOW TO TRAIN OXEN. 

Steers should he broken to the. yoke whilst young, 
say nine or ten months old. When first joked, let 
them run in the yoke in a yard or siuttll lot two or 
three hours every day, until they become habituated 
to tlie yoke, and to being yoked ; it they turn the 
yoke, w hich is generally the case, t;e their tails to- 
gether, which will soon break them ol tins habit. 
They should be yoked up several times through the 
summer and fall After they are a year old. and 
practiced lit all the evolutions you would wish per- 
formed by oxen, die succeeding winter they should 
be yoked once or twice a week, aud put to drawing 
light loads The third winter they should become 
thoroughly broken in, so that they understand the 


DISCOVERY Or AN ANCIENT MINE 

An old mine has recently been discovered on tit* 
farm of John L Neely, in Solebury township, about" 
two miles aud a half froirf New Hope, on the Dela- 
ware river, in Bucks county; Penu. There has been 
some traditions handed down by the Indians with 
reference to the existence of a mine in die neigh- 
borhood, but very little credit was attached to them. 
Tin- mine was discovered accidentally, while explo- 
ring n rabbit’s hole. Who worked the mine is not 
knpwn. It must have been opened a long time ago, 
as on what is now supposed to be soil thrown up in 
making tlie excavation, trees are now growing which 
are thought to be two hundred years old. Tlte In- 
dian tradition said persons who worked die mine 
carried the ore to the Delaware tu die night, aud 
shipped it. A large stone had been placed at the 
mouth ot the ’drift which has been so opened, and 
the dirt carefully filled in so us to effectually conceal 
it for this long period of time. The'drift is excava- 
ted on solid rock. Ti ere are no signs of metal in 
the drift except what were picked up in the delves, 
and an occasional indication of copper on the sides, 

The drift extends into the side of" the mountain 
about sixty feel, where it crosses a chamber fifteen 
feet square, and eight or ten feel high, with a pillar 
in tin- center, hewn out of die. solid rock, At the foot 
of this pillar descends ivnodier shaft which is now 
(ailed a well, front the fact tlmt it is filled with' water 
of icy coldness. A stone carefully dropped in this 
can lie heard to strike the bottom in an interval ot 
fifteen seconds. Black snakes eight feet long, and 
Intis innumerable, were the only inhabitants of the 
drift. To the right of this chamber ail oblique shaft, 
about ten feet wide and from thirty to forty feel high, 
which opens at the a]>ot before described farther un 
the lull, and ut the loot of which is built a stone wall 
or cribbuge, evidently designed to protect the minors 
from dirt or stone falling through die shnft. Passing 
through tin: chumber lielbro referred to, the drift ex- 
tends fifteen or twenty leel further towards thu river, 
and term mules abruptly hi solid rock. — [Cincinnati 
Gazette. 


In selecting steels lor the yoke, judgment and 
skill are necessary; m temper, motion, build, and 
size, they should lie alike ; docility, mild temper, 
rnlher quick motion, u tigut and heavy build, utfl 
large si/c, ate the desirable qualities of a work ox. 
If the opposite of any of these qualities are found in 
a steer selected i’or the yoke, dismiss him at once. 

The task ot breaking steers is commonly, but often 
improperly, assigned to tlie boys. It requires not 
only much skill in id. 1 some science, but ti great deal 
more patience than is allotted to hoys iri general, 
and to too feu men. Steers, when under the tutor- 
age ol the leutiistt- is, should never Lit- struck a hard 
blow- should itt-veiv/be treated hurshly, either by 
word or action ; but tjfe reverse. They should never 
be permitted to get away and run from the driver; 
but should this occur, let him !>e in no hurry to catch 


Arrival of the Baltic. 

I . Bait n left Liverpool at 2 o’clock p. m. ol the 
lieu and r--u< lied dock hi New I ork on the iiiorn- 
.(.; of the 27th She brings new.- ol several sue* 
(---uetnid sunguumry Imttles. 

1 ue allies arc alutusl overmatched, and the most 

,u,.cnt requests are sent for reinforce Fitly 

thousand French troops ate to be instantly sen), and 
,s.iy available steamer is lukeu to transpoit the 
Hoops, including the steamers Europe, Alps, India, 
N» v\ \ ork, and othein. 

On Ihe Ith November the re Was a sanguinary en- 
gagement, on the 6th there was a terrible cointttt, 
.minding •• rtie and general attack by Menacliikoll ; 
Hu- battle In ed Irum daybreak till 4 o’clock ill ihe 
Htiemuon; both aides claim the v ictory. The Kng- 
,sh look till! prisoners -the Russians stormed seve- 
ral Uttti-ries and silenced the guns — the loss on (lie 
jMiit ol the allies ul-oul 5,000, Russians 8 , 000 . The 
t /u.'s ivvo sons were in the battle. Tlie luiltle was 


In tiie epidemic^ of die middle ages, fires used to 
Is- lighted in the streets tor the purification ot the 
an, and in the plague of London in 1685, fires in 
the streets were atone time kept hurtling incessantly, 
till extinguished by a violent stortn of rain. Latterly, 
trams ol gunpowder have Wen fired, aud eunnuns 
discharged for the same object, but it is obvious that 
these measures, although sound in principle, must 
necessarily, out of doors, W on too sinuil a scale, as 
measured uguinst an ocean ol aUuospheric air, to 
produce any sensible efl’ecl. \\ ttliin doors, however, 
the case is difl'erent. It is quite possible to heat a 
room sufficiently to produce a rarefaction aud conse- 
quent dilution of any inaiiguant gases it may can- 
tain, anil it is, of course, the air ol the room, and 
that alone, at night, which comes in coutue.t with the 
lungs ut the person. — [Westminster Review. 


Matrimony— Disparity of Sex 

The census tnhles disclose one fact ol melancholy 
importance, which at present has not suthciently en- 
gaged tlte attention ol our social philosophers. They 
show that, in the largest cities ot' the Union, the le- 
tuules out-numWr the mules in the ratio ol ten per 
cent.; so that, if every man were compelled liy luvv 
to uike unto liiniHelf n wife, a vast number ol the 
fair sex would still be doomed to the torturing ' hope 
deterred ’ of old ttmideuhood ! II one dare apply 
figures to exhibit the result of tins tttnloiluimte dis- 
parity. what alarming conclusions would they bring 
us to ! < )f every two thousand inhabitants, one hun- 

dred must perforce be old maids. In » city con- 
taining a million, ns New York will speedily do, 
every adult generation — say .every twenty yeurs — 
will cast upon sod-tty sixty thousand victims to le- 
mule celibacy; so that persons now living may yet 
see one hundred thousand, or more, uninarriagenble 
ladies in tlie city *.f Gotham! — at which period, we 
should say, it will W an exceeding ticklish place to 
live in. 

But, alas for the ladies! inequality of number is 
not the only calant ty they have to contend against. 
There is no legal impulsion for every man to marry. 
In this free republic, each man muy exercise n sul- 
tanic despotism ovir his own affections, and, in the 
matter of inuiriinotiy, consult only his own inclina- 
tions. The natural consequences is u growing pro- 
pensity to Iwtchelorhood, which will probably entail 
the forlorn doom of the perpetual sisterhood on an- 
other ten per cent, of female citizens. We leave it 
to stntisticans, curious m such themes, to detail the 
moral and social results inevitable in a condition of 
female'' superfluity, contenting ourselves with sug- 
gesting, that while such a melancholy state of tilings 
exists, no man lias a right to remain a bachelor, and 
ought, at any rate, to be taxed for the luxury. 

But tlie remedy! — who can propose- an efficient 
one? The same enormous disparity does not exist 
in the rural districts, though even there the female” 
population is the most numerous, generally ; but still, 
if proper attractions were offered, and institutions to 
facilitate niutrimouy were established by enterprising 
adepts in the science, bucolic. Iiachelors might seek 
their wives among the thousands ol despairing city 
dames ; some relief would then lie afforded, but the 
ev il, though lessened, would still renuiin. We can 
txmeiove of no positive cure but the emigration ot the 
unmarried female ‘element to Utah, or the estab- 
lishment of the ' peculiar institution ’ of the Mormons 
among us. He would be a bold itiun who would 


DENMARK. i 

Whilst journalists in Europe seem to think popu- 
lar commotions lln-re- lor tin* present at an end, u 
new move is taking place there ill a new quarter, 
file people Ol' Denumjk und itieii king- lire tine mo- 
ment in n *' difficulty.” 

The address presented by Folkeffiiuget, of Den- 
mark, to the King, adopted by a majority of ninety 
to one, brings the contest between the. court nml the 
nation to a precise issue, and clearly defines the po- 
siiiun of tin- Dunes as-opposed to the subversive pro- 
tects of their monarch. T 


Arrival ot tbo Africa 

New York, Nov, *JW 

There is nothing really late or important. A 
j'Uusv laid .ensued in field fighting before Sebostapol. 
The Ru-rimi and British lusputches bolh say' that 
it.e >uogc is progressing regularly, ami preparations 
i.i v - i inking toi an assault. Bolh parties want re- 
liiio'cenieuta — tlie besiegers arc worse tliun the l>e- 
: , ig»-l. The Russians begin to want amuniiion. 
l ie- lilies are reduced by Untie and disease to <50,- 
iHni u-ii. winch caused much alarm. In England 
and France the utmost efforts are making t<> send 
re , n ircemets. All the mad steamers are chartered. 
Wimer is selling in severely. The weather is very 
snwir y in tin* Black Si-a. I wo 1 lirkisli Irigutes 
tv t-t r recked. 

The great hospital in Sebastopol with 2000 
w landed was burned by- tin- tire ol tlie iillies. 

There will he no mail until the Pacific of 2?th, 
the government having taken the Niagara off the 
Halifax route 


Tin: Mississippi Bridge. — The great bridge 
across the river nt this city, is rapidly progressing, 
The two piers nearest the shore, are almost comple- 
ted and the coffer dam lor tlte third is finished. 1 -. Six 
are required to cross the main channel including the 
draw pier. The others it is thought by tlie contrac- 
tor, will be Completed during the winter, so as to be 
ready for the superstructure early in tlie spring. W« 
learn, that a strong force is qt work beyond thu island 
filling up front the Illinois Shore to the first ahutmnt 
m the stream. Every indication favors the early 
Completion of the work, nnt£ every inducement will 
be offered the contractor, us until it is finished we 
doubt if much labor will be expended on thu Hoad 
westward 


The objects which the King 
lias in view are two-fold ; one is to consolidate all 
his dominions under at single constitution ; (lie other, 
in that new constitution to augment the power of the 
crown, and neutralize; it not destroy, the power of 
tiie people nml their representative l-ody, by “ elect- 
ing " members through crown nomination. Other 
parts of the royal arrangement would also have the 
collateral effect ol brining the Russian family so 
near to the Danish succession, thut a reversion of the 
Danish crown is lar lYom impossible. The Danish 
representatives only touch the last point allusively, 
■iitiimiting their determination to preserve their mon- 
archy. On the first point — cousolidution — they dif- 
fer from their King no-more thnn they did in 1848; 
little respecting Holstein and Schleswig feeling, they 
agree to the consolidation. But they declare that 
no Danish Diet can renounce the legislative power 
reposed in itself, abandon a real representation of 
the people, or admit the element proposed by the 
crown. The public debates have been characterized 
by plain language. The address reminds the King 
of tne dangerous times ” in which he is dividing 
himself from Ins people, and in respectful language 
he ts warned to lake cave for his own sake. — [Intel- 
ligencer. 


[Davenport Gazette. 


LATER FROM CALIFORNIA 

- Arrival or iitc Stemsiup George Law 

The inflowing Las been gleaned trom the Cnhfor- 
ma ,/ttpt-i'i to tne 1st ol November. 

the : mey season, which set in this year unusu- 
ally carl . ha* show a the Son Franciscans the great 
good of the many street improvements wjnch have 
mk'-:. ,Ar i during the lust twelve months. Where 
f ut u yea t in many of the leading streets, du- 

tmg h e rainy season.- there was only an unknown 
depth tit mud, there is now u moderately clean and 
mild road f thick plunk. 

News from the interior, mention that the early 
■ ait/s ha r been prejudicin' to some mining opera- 
tions, while to others they are correspondingly luvor- 
able There is no complaint front the miners gen- 
erally as to any lack of prosperity. 

The first whale-ship of the season — Allred Tyler, 
aimed on the 27th ult., at Lahatna (Sandwich Is- 
lands j from the. sea of Ochotsk. The Carrill arrived 
m this port on tlte 27th ult., being the first whale- 
ship front the Arctic sea. The taxable property of 
the city is aceortamed to be. for the ensuing year, 
thirty-eight millions of dollurs. Last yeat, a was 
about thirty millions. 

Alexander Wells, associate Jude of the Supreme 
Court ot California, died on the 29th, at bis resi- 
dence at San Jose. 

rao.w UMPQUA. 

Tiie Gazette ol the 5th instant, has the lollowing 

items: — 

Mach of die wheat in the valley was exosed to 
the recent ntius, yet, it is stated, but little damage 
wa> done to it. lu some lew cases a want of proper 
attention may cause injury to the crops ; otherwise 
they are .good aud full. It is selling at $1 50 to 82 
per bushel. — Sates are slow. 

We learn that the citizens of Goose Buy are ma- 
king preparations to work their coal mines as soon 
a* possible 

The British 5\ut Steamer Virago, and Frigate 
Pique ijrrivcd last Saturday afternoon, after a pas- 
sage of six days from Vancouvers Island. 

.5 bout 10 o’clock yesterday morning, the Fugate 
President, another armed vessel of the allied fleet 
on tjiie Pacific, also arrived. As shu entered har- 
! -ot tut Suticelite, salutes were fired by hei nud ac- 
kuowlemd. 

Tlte -Plover, one ol II. B. M.’s ships sent search in 


Mrs. Partington, on being asked respecting a pan 
ot twins with which site was said to have boon re- 
cently, blessed, replied that if such was the fact, it 
needn’t be wondered at, for she belongd to a very 
growing family, and, though none of ’em had had 
twins, yet several of them bad come within one of it. 
—-[Boston Post. 


Governorship or Neuhaska. — A special dis- 
patch to the New Nork Tribune, dated Washington 
Nov. 5. states that Mr. Hall of Missouri, Declines 
the Governorship of Nebraska, and that the vacancy 
caused by the death of Gov. Bum will not be filled 
for some months. In the meantime the Secretary, 
T. B. Ca jt.ti so, will be the acting Governor. The 
dispatch further states: 

The arrival of Capt. Gibson yesterday, caused 
mucli commotion in this city, it being supposed his 
visit is in some way connected with a forthcoming 
letter, threatened by Mr. Belmont, relative to his 
case. The Captain brought a valuable collection of 
Oriental works, valued, at 81.000, forwarded by 
Mr. Vaweiriare to the State Department. It is 
thought Capt, Gibson has some important disclosures 
to make, relative to the late Ministerial Conforenec 
ut Ostend. The important documents, which so 
providentially fell into his hands, will be delivered 
up to the State Department. Capt. G. had an inter- 
view with Secretary Marcy yesterday. 


Tiie earmugs of tne Michigan Central Railroad 
for the first week in November, 1853 and 1864, com- 
part- as follows : 

I'asat-neera. Freight Total. 

18*5-1 - - 830,705 44 *24,331 57 $55,034 04 
1863 - 17,825 62 16,579 15 34,404 77 


ANOTHER HORRID MURDER 

Conductor Norris, qi the Pacific Railroad, gave 
us, Tuesday uitetxioon, too late for our evening’s is- 
sue, the particulars of 'another terrible murder of a 
wife by her husband, which exceeds in atrocity, the 
one perpetrated in Shift wassee county. Through in- 
advertence it did not:appear in yesterday’s issue. 
The murderer's name js Foster, and the family lived 
in Rose. Oakland cotiguy, about twenty miles from 
Pontiac. Foster bad been absent in California two 
years, und had recently returned He was not a 
great favorite in the neighborhood, and certain per- 
sons mnlicte- sly poisoned his mind relative to the 
conduct of I wife during his absence — a woman 
generally es ned and above all reproach. This 
was done tilt tlte husband liecame maddened and 
blinded by lus jealousy Monday morning Foster 
accused bis wife of infidelity to him, and proceeded 
to threaten her safety and life. Terrified at his 
menaces, she tied from tlte house for the house of a 
neighbor. He pursued her with a large bowie-knife, 
and, seizing her, struck a downward blow which en- 
tered just below Ihe breust, and went into the abdo- 
men, inflicting a most frightful wound and killing 
her instantly. He then surrendered himself to the 
authorities and was taken to Pontiac, where he lies 
m juil awaiting trial. This is horrid to contemplate ! 
This makes four murders in this State within tlie 
short period oftwo nioplits !- -[ Detroit Advertise^. 


Increase, 812,876 82 *7,752 42 820,629 27 


THEM O-R MON 

Is the name of a weekly journal which will bo pnblllhod 
In the city of New York, by John Tavlor, one of th*[ 
Twelve Apostles of the Church of Johub Christ o7 Latter- 
day Saints, formerly editor of tho “Times and Seasons" 
and the “ Nauvoo Neighbor,” in the city of Nauvoo ; sub 
sequently of tlx- “ Etoile du Deseret ,” In the city of Paris, 
France, and “Zion’s Psnier,” in the city of Hamburg, 
Germany 

THE MORMON will be devoted to the cause and inte- 
rest of the Church of Jeans Christ of Lattor-day Saints, 
and will be the advocate of its claims — social, moral, po- 
litical and religions ; and will nlso treat upon all subjects 
which the Editor may deem interesting, instructive, or ed- 
ifying to his readers ; among which will be science, lite- 
rature, und the general news of the dsy. Further than 
this, he has no pretensions, nor does he purpose to be 
bound to any particular party or interest 

To the latter-day Saints he would say, as ho is known 
to them, and deputed by the Presidency, the above will be 
sufficient To others : that while he esteems sll honora- 
ble men, nnd would, by nil proper means, courh their ra- 
sped and . patronage, he tins no promises to make ; but 
leaves himself nt liberty to examine any principle, and pur- 
sue such n course o* to him may se<-ui best, whether mor- 
al. social, goientlfiic, political, religious, spiritual, tem- 
poral, past, present, nr to coins. 

The Editor would state that from hts numerous cor, 
pondence In Europe, East Indies, Australia, Pacific Is- 
lands, Callfurnta, Utah, and other parts of the world, ha 
hopes to make the MORMON interesting ns a newspaper, 
not only to the Saints, but also to his patrons lh the Uni- 
ted States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isles of 
Man and Jersey, as well ns In France nnd Germany. 

The Editor would further state, that as our emigration 
will come, in future, by the way of the east Instead of ths 
Mouth, and as the MORMON will be extensively eirculs- 
ted among the umigrating Saints in Europe and tits eiu- 
zhuh of Utah Territory,- it will be an excellent medium ol 
advertising for Merchants, Storekeepers, Wagon-makers/ 
Horae and Cattle Dealers, und Carriers in the West and 
on tho route, as well as the Wholesale and Commission 
Merchants In the east. 

A list Of the prices of staple afttoles of sevoral of the 
snittwu ami western cities will be inserted, as well as the 
prices current of Utah add California. 

TevinH of Subscription—*!? In advance. 

JOHN TAYLOR. ' 


Mail Robber’s Confession. — Bvron, aliac Me 
Donatd, who claimed to be it natural son of Lord 
Byron, and who was recently com luted of throwiug 
the cars ofl' the track of the Michigan Southern and 
Northern Indiana Railroad, with the intention of 
robbing the mail, and who waa for this offence sen- 
tenced to the Michigan penitentiary for life, has 
since his imprisonment made disclosures and confes- 
sions that he and Napier, his companion ut crime, 
robbed the mail on the Michigan Southern Railroad 
at the time of its collision with IJte Michigan Central 
Railroad, some fifteen months Since, at the intersec- 
ting point of the two roads. He states that, in order 
to reach the mail, he crawled over the dead and 
wounded. Napier has escaped and fied to England. 


REMARKABLE INCIDENT 

A New York letter mentions the following extra- 
ordinary incident in connection with the loss of tho 
Arctic : 

A young gentleman lately residing m this city, 
tell through a . hatchway in Ins father's store some 
time last summer, and was severely injured, one side 
of his body becoming completely paralyzed, and af- 
ter a while he entirely lost the faculty of speech. In 
this position he remained until the 27th utl., (about 
the time of the accident to the Arctic, on board 
which steamer it was known that the young mail’s 
father was a passenger,) when he suddenly started 
up in his sleep, aud exclaimed, to the surprise ol all 
present, ’ My father is drowning!" fell back upon 
his pillow and died. It was the first ume he hnd 
spoken for months: ii was the last forever. 

The young man referred to was a son ot Mr. G. 
G. Smith, of New York, who wngjost in the Arctic. 

Lord Palmerston has gone to Mkdrid on a seoret 
mission, respecting America’s design on Cuba. 

A Whale or the Jersey Coast. — A very 
large whale wns cruising off’ Cape Island, within a 
quarter of a mile of shore, on the 21st of November, 
but uo effort was made to capture it for want of the 
proper implements. 


VYalkinu on Red-hot Iron Plates. — Prof. 
Pepper recently delivered u lecture in tlie Polytech- 
nic Institute, London, before a large audience of 
mechanics, in which ho remarked that the setting of 
the Tltaines on fire whs no longer a joke, but a re- 
ality. By dashing a Small bottle of sulphuric ether 
with a few particles of metal potnssittm into a flat 
cistern, u bright flame was produced, which illumin- 
ated the whole place. He then laid down four plates 
of red-hot iron on four bricks, and one of his attend- 
ants walked over them barefoot, without any iujury. 
By wetting his fingers in ammonia, the Professor 
dipped them mtp a crumble of melted lead, and let 
the meuil run off’ in tlie shape of bullets into a sltoi- 
low cistern of witter . --- [ Wilm ington Commercial. 


• Defalcation ik the American Excuekuc 
Bans — Patino Teller Absconded. — We -have 
received the following statement from the Directors 
of the American Exchange Bank: After a careful 
examination of the accounts of Mr. Candee, tite first 
teller, since ihe evening of the 20th inst M they find 
a deficiency in his cash of $138,500 m consequence 
of having certified checks for irresponsible parties. 

To protect the Sauk from loss, Mr. Candee has 
placed securities in their hands, consisting of bonds, 
mortgages, and other properly, to the amount of 
$161,977 at their cost value. The Bank further 
holds bonds of $20,000 from his sureties, nnd in tlte 
judgement of the officers, the ultimate loss, if any, 
will be trifling. — {N. Y. Evening Post, Nov. 28d. 


The Washington Star of the 27th November says 
that it is believed in the London and Paris diplo- 
matic circles, that Soule will not again be received 
at the Court of Madrid. Mr. Rice, the Secretary 
of U. S. Legation at Paris, has arrived, and brings 
important dispatches with him from Buchanan, Ma- 
son, and Soule. He hits ‘been clOsited with tho Sec- 
retary of State and Secretary of War. 





ST. LOUIS LUMINARY— SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1854. 


VOL. I. . 


mke lhe ctotolrf ihieueh, hw «v«T been Ron»n Cwholic, or «»y other. vhi.h ,he Snue mey How to io.tor. Hoeo and Ooneoln~ to Com. M HfSOSSS: IS1SSS: 

tuoom. From toe tow of June Oil Uie hue, port of no, dirfmockne or broscnlj. wniio.n nokimg toe pomnj. “S?I K’SSffiE'toftito. «. — ™» w». » 

August, there were whole Slates touching each other, Constitution of the United States. 1 he guarantees After reading* tor instance, the history oi some sprain. 

in which a shower did not fall. The great wheat of the liberty of conscience are not to be found in the particular period, if you will set to work and write , t " *" 

crop was brought forward rather prematurely, and Federal Constitution, but in the State constitutions ; your recollections and impressions, or construct an Bvcy family .bouid taw *«w>iy cwmuhu, ou tuna, fttwi 
die large prices pf last year stimulated a vast in- and though all these constitutions do secure liberty original narrative of your own, you will sec what OI B(wi'ih«ftam>ta, extract of* isur. which a iann m * »b i» ; 

crease in sowing; and besides feeding all our own of conscience in its proper sense, it is undeniable yon can remember; you will find out wliut you have. u.«ond«mi «*c«y: 


THERE'S A BOW IN THE CLOUD. 

t'hiWHm of earth, who in Harkin'** and sorrow 
Are pining the iaat of existence away. 

Without e’en a flower for the tomb of to-morrow. 

Or blessings to cheer you while yet it is day. 

Oh, steadfastly turn to yon beautiful heaven, 

Where stars round Uia throne of the Deity crowd, 

And learn, that-though trial and anguish are given, 

For those who will trust there’s a how in the cloud. 

The fond and the faithful, in death arc they sleeping. 

Do cherished ones leave vou, ami friendships decay, 
\re the waves of adversity over you sweeping. 

And the dew-drops of hope nil dissolving away V 
Too often Uie heart-breaking pang of aflliction 
Subdues e’en the spirit most prone to be proud ; 

Vet why should it stifle the rooted oonviction — 

Which tells us there stall is a bow in the cloud. 

Whatever the evils in life that betid you, 

The thunder may roll, and the tempest may r>ve, 
There’s n power in all season's to govern and .ide you, 
A hand lo protect, and an ark that can aav.- ! 

No matter the country, the clime, or th" feature, 

In palace exalted, or slavery bow’d, 

I he glory of God. and the joy of the creature, 

Is. when at the worst, there's a bow in the cloud 


DREAMB. 

Oh ! there is a dream of early youth, 

And it never comes again : 

'Tis a vision of lig^t, and life, and truth, 

That flits across the brain. 

And love is the theme of that early dream, 

.So wild, so warm, so new. 

That in all our after years I deem 
Thai early dream were true. 

Uh ! there is a dream of nintnrer years. 

More turbulent by far: 

’Tis a vision of blood, and of woman’s tears, 
For the theme of that dream is war : 

And we toil in Hi" field of danger and death, 
Ami shout in the battle array. 

Till we find that theme in a bodiless breath, 
Which vanishes away. 

Oh ! there is a dream of hoary age, 

’Tis n vision of gold ill store — 

Of sums noted down on Uie figured page. 

To be counted o’er uud o’er : 

And we fondly trust in our glittering dust, 

As a refuge from grief and pain, 

Till our limbs are laid on the Inst dark bed, 
Where the wealth of the wurld is vain. 

Ami is it thus, from man’s bit Hi to his grave- 
In the patli which all are treading? 

In there nought in that long career to save 
From roinorso and self-upbraiding? 

Oh, yes! there’s a dream so paid, so bright, 
Thut the being to whom it is given, 

Hath baUied in a sea of living light, — 

And the theme of that dream is heaven. 


aus other n-ni.lv ever duoovwxd. \ 

One or two ai.pllrailoiu will oiHeve the roost severe pstn, brute, or 
epram. 

Two botllee will cleanse, purify, and heal Ihe foulest ulcer or eore, and 
It win heal the most severe bum or scald « about a rear. 

Every family abould have a supply oooetaaUy ou hand, for nee la Uroe 


WfW tsSVJ/ eaaww* w C g V - JJ t V S It "I l "Wl u; . a ll.T* V UMU la atmv Its outtaiwt —"l — — — ~ 

vner in New York tor a dollar and a quarter per is ibfc verv one winch we deem the most sacred . and test your ability to reeoru facts and to describe onar- given immediate relief, i it™ on tb® main «o*d n*«r nxmtofgm. 
bushel. This is almost as important a crop to us as we will yield to none m determination to uphold the acter, and vn many ways may reveal to you some- j offcn „ n eoonty, tio. 

' it is to Ireland, for the consumption enters largely third section of the first article of our State Ctrnsti- thing about yourself well worth ltnowing. If you p„r ikw. u i. i«r superior m any oiher remedy for cwto* iam«w«, 

into the feeding of swine and other animals. tution, which secures it; but, in proportion as we re- read the works of some poet, and then try’ to write , !m» n , to^auwho maTlic «uir«m* from oxirmai dtaraw*, di 

It is early vet to talk aboiu the cotton crop, and 1 sped this grant right of free conscience, we desire an estimate of him, putung down your impressions ^ rSlS 

sliall shortly devote one letter to that subject, but the that its positive guumutee should not lie misplaced or 0 f J,j 8 genius — what sir keg you in Ins thoughts, or wh ,. n p^nrtr wiled. 

belief is now general that the crop will fall at least misunderstood. 1 hey are lodged in the State Con- style, his imagery or measures, as in any way pe- umL! andi,y*ur.»^ciabi»,5ea , t«*»in Mrdici*u»orwywheni. 

several hundred thousand btiles below the estimate siiturion, and it is there that every friend of religious cmiar — or what you suppose, from their effect upon doc. vm. _ t lu - 

lust spring. Taking all the products of all the crops, liberty must see that die y are firmly incorporated yqureelf, must be the probable tendency or influence * " SALE 

those who have devoted most attention to die study, aiid preserved inviolate. m of his writings, you will bring out, I believe, by such or 

are coming to the conclusion thut the yield diis year * an effort, thoughts and feelings which had beeu puss- Ai\D WINTER DRY «OOD». 


those who have devoted most aUenUon to the study, 
are coming to the conclusion thut the yield diis year 
will turn out to be a clear average ol twenty per 
cent, deficit. 

Hut the publio> and private credit ot the country , 
and perhaps the prosperity of the nation, have suf- 
fered a still heavier blow, from another quarter, than 


, <>r , an effort, thoughts and feelings which had beeu puss- 

_ ing within you halt unconsciously, which never 

LITTLE CHARLEY. THE CHILD- ANOEL. J# , d haye £ e „ „ lcal j ed| a|ld never caught, but for 

by fanny kern. the exercise which seizes and detains them. It is 

very useful to write an analysis of a 1 tok, or of some 

1 am one of' that persecuted class, denominated extended and elaborate discourse — to put down with 


BY FANNY KERN. 


by the Combination of all the evils of which I have *> 0 |<] maids.” By going quietly aliout the world, your own hands, and in your own words, wliut ap- 
spokeu. I uliude to the startling and stupendous taking cure not to jostle my neighbors, or hit against pears to you to be the order of the writer s ideas 
frauds and defalcations which have astounded, tnor- un y 0 f their rough angles, I manage to be oheerfid, tiie cohesions, articulations, and success ol Ills nrgu- 
tified uud grieved the nation. The immediate re- contented uml happy. In my multitudinous migra- meiii. After reading on any particular subject, 
suits of die; discovery of die Schuyler fraud alone, tions 1 have had some ojiportuuity to study human either in one book or several— (two or three ure 
shook the \vj»ole commercial fabric ; and men stood nature. Lately I huve become a temporary inmate often to be preferred to one, for in many departments, 

■aghast in terror; But it was immediately followed 0 j a crowded boarding-house. My little room has or ut particular times, it is better to read subjects 
by other revelations, til quarters quite as little ex- already begun to look hoine-like. The cheerful sun than 1 looks) — after doing this, it you try to writt. 
pi cied. The later results of these villainies are be- | las expanded the fragmut flowers I love so well to something on the subject yourself ; to arrange your 
ing felt deeper and deeper every day. Public con* nurture; my canary trills his satisfaction in a gayer thoughts and state your conclusions; to urgue am 
fidenee has , been weakened in every range of busi- song than ever ; and my pictures, books, and guitar, illustrate it in your own way, you will find out 
ness. In periods of speculation, and especially in drive “ dull care away," and beguile many a pleas- whether you understand it or not, or how lar you 

ull communities like our own, where there is more a „i |, 0 ur. And now my heart lias found a new ole understand it ; and if you do understand it. you will | 

energy than capital, but where there is ability enough, j e ct of interest. I’ve noticed on the staircase, and get such a hold of it — you will so see it and appre- J 
under \vit***inuiiagernenL, to redeem nil obligations, j n the hull and lobby, a lovely child, who seemed hend it, ill nil its lights, aspects, and incidents, i tat 
there is a large class of interests and undertakings, wandering about at bis own sweet will, sometimes it will most likely never be lost — never lorgotteu. , 
which, to Iti* cai'ried through successfully, must lie amlng wearily on the suiirs, ahnost asleep; then loi- In this way original composition may be used as an 
buoyed up by lira sustaining influences of cominer- tering at die kitchen door, watching the operations of instrument of menial culture. 1 believe it to be one 
cial confidence. In this country these interests, the cook; tlien peeping into the half-open doors of singularly efficacious. It braces the faculties: n 
which are So vust, have all been struck down by the different apartments. As, by a rule ol the house, gives them strength, nimbleness, dexterity, by the 

these visitations of Providence. I call them so be- •• no children were permitted at the table,” it was tasks it imposes, and the duties it demands ; it is an 

cause they seem, in the terror thut they inspire, and some ,ime before I could ascertain who claimed this enemy to self-deception, by the terrible disclosures it j ■ 

the ruin Uie)' have worked, to partake ol the solemn hide stray waif. sometimes makes ns to the crudeness- ol your con- | untico Swim, »n.i «ro prepsrei to #u 

attributes of the curses of God. — [New York Cor- One morning, attracted by the carol of my canary, ceptions, the treachery of your memory, the poverty 
respoudentjof the Daily News, Oct. 11. lie ventured to pul Ids little curly hend inside my of your knowledge, your inability to express clearly 


One morning, attracted by the carol ol my canary, J 
lie ventured to put Ids little curly bend inside my 
door. He needed little urging to enter, tor lie read 
widi a child's quick instinct, bis welcome in my face. 
An animated conversation soon ensued nlxiut birds, 


vould have been recalled, and never caught, but for ■ v ^VyToW “ cbs 

be exercise which seizes and detains them. It is w , R >tock or hoo'de, 

■ery use I ul to write an analysis ol a I *)k, or ol some At No 142 Third Street, 

■xtended and elaborate discourse — to put down with preparatory to cioatug the Moro. 

:our own bunds, and in your own words, what ap- kgbbrt a orahh. 

tears to you to la* the order of die writer's ideas — ta4 "' 

he cohesions, articulations, and success ol his nrgu- DRY WOODS. 

neul. After reading on any particular subject, will •*ii an rojlta--* o t Rood, from ihu a»to »t prim, cost, u 

.iilier ill line lunik or several ftWO or lliree are 1 ck~- oul ihr n-mu im.lnroi, « 1 wuh u- turn All my uioan* lnlu th. 

•Illier IU one DOOK Ol several l 1 "* wh-s-reir lre.U-. which 1 Uov u «i»ba.b«lou th.Uw ownrr ol luin uid 

jlten to be prelerred to one, (Or in ninny departments, wuiiiugtun Avenue. . . . 

• I • •* ; j , , rpni | miliipcti v3r Wrr44t i»*r»MMn«nuy t» lonkol foir, to ck»tn« oul my heavy Rook. 

)Y at particular times* it is nettei to reuu suujeus c ^ lui t5XWUlno ^ w . 

ban books) — after doing ibis, if you try to write t. w. hoit^ 

something on the subject yourseli ; to arrange your — . _L — 

thoughts and state your conclusions; to argue and g'J 1 . LOUIS. TYPE FOUNDRY 

illustrate it in your owu way, you will find out and , 

whether you understand it or not, or how lar you PA11J2K WAREHOUSE, 

understand it ; and if you do understand it, you will Bata bUshcd a. D. 1840. 

get such a hold of it — you will so see it unu nppre- _r“T, 

hend it, in nil its lights, aspects, and incidents, tiiut A. P. LAOfi ” V *» _ 

•t -ill mom likely never be lost-never forgotten xve« 

In tins way original composition may be used as an ,, HBSS dhpow_siiaue alley, 

instrument of mental culture. 1 believe it to lie one . y A1 , L , bP , u *nuon ot prime™ »mi Pui.inhom to iseii eeubiuhmMii, 

uiiKTiilnrl v i.lfi.-iii'intm It braces the facilities: ll 4^/ whore « 111 lie fonwl oTerr v.rtely of TYPE, PAPER, INK, PRINT- 

SlllgUlariy imcacious. It lir.lt t. Ill ISU prksSKH, UI I.R, BORDERS, PIAJWKUS, uni every other Rruclo 

gives them strength, nimbleness, dexterity, by tue i«,vi iu » prtnttaii omc:. 

tasks u imposes, and the duties it demands; it is an 0 , 

enemy to self-deoept ion, by Uie ternble disclosures . t „ 

some! lines makes ns to tlie crudeness- ol your con- a,,- cmei Huiic., «no «ro iit«-a»rcii to tiiior.ier»«oir.io<t rrom >ur «po«- 
ceptions, the trench en,' of your memory, the poverty , 1W Mppiyoi news ««i book pbint- 

of vour know edge, your inability to express clearly 1}j(i papkhi il*o, cap, lettrekd, colored, *nd Manilla 

{ it,,,,.., l. iHvnra- PAl'KllS, LAUDS »u<l CARD BO AMDS, *11 ol which will bo kIS « toe 

and competently even wliut you know, it is m\oia mo ,, ,,- 1 V j,i»hi- irmn. 

hie to growth uml progress, by virtue of the great omen i«r stereotyping and engraving win be prempur 

. 6 .1 r . ...I'll V- : o^.l oxcctued. 


v ' L vm. ....MW-- - , , . J ' i ’ , , •* i ... , i , Tner k«cu aiway oq nmnu n ifinimuppiyw il * n r.r w j u i\Tnii 

ipoudeni of the Daily News, Oct. 11. lie ventured to put his little curly bend insure my of your knowledge, your inability to express clearly ino MPjpti **>, , cap^ 'Lettrekd, *^,^*^1;* 

, j ' , . , door. He needed little urging to enter, lor lie read and competently 'even wliut you know. It is lavora- UOAlu,s ’ hlc 

matvtto OT tv a -PTON i »Mn pranchise witli u child's quick instinct, bin welcome in my face, ble to growth and progress, by virtue ot the great om«. tor stereotyping and engraving win b. pcompur 

An animated conversation soon ensued altout lards, law oi our nature, that power shuLI be increased, and kudu™ or panic™ wuitin* a* eeubius * oew»p*pcr or Jot, Prinuos 
The uanire of the consubnioiiul a ud legal provis- flowers and pictures — his large blue eyes growing good secured, by every honest and hearty cftori at ul^ap^ , w'l'ho p*ru^ullr liyi'c°iro.i ^*auiy ot wort to *. 

is in regard to naturalization and the right of sui- bright, and Ids cheeks flushing with pleasure, us using rightly the strength we have.—[A Lecture on «««-. lw „ . wrtlM m .iw.y. 0 u hmat. 

i 1 , „ . . I i s .. 11S Hi Iln in the story followed story, wlule he sat upon my knee. Authorship, by the Kev. 1 bourns Bnuiey. 13 -oiu -rypo t.k.n i...,icbangc tor n.« »t mn., e.»ap« poonu. 


portions, as coiiiumiug information which may not 
be readily accessible 10 some of our readers: 


“ Who is Lizzie < " 

“Why, my tiiaminu ! She don’t care, il 1 am 
llv out of the way. Lizzie made me this pretty 


Hath bathed in a sea of living light, — does in regard to foreigners is to proscribe. 1 lit- 

And the theme of that dream is heaven. Constitution hua but fivit clauses touching the subject : 

— ,m 4 >i four of them are jirohibitory and the other simply 

Present Financial Aspects of the United States, permm.ite. There is no guaranteeing clause what- 
ever. We must be pardoned lor recalling the very 
The year 1853 closed upon a period ol private and i u „g un g e of the Constitution, for tliis progressive 
olic prosnerity in the United Suites entirely with- generation is fast losing sight of even the plainest 
a parallel in our history. The Treasurer of the f eatull!S „f thnt document. 


The only positive work which the Constitution '^ing! 

es in reffurd to loreigners IS to proscribe. I lie urtss, amu lie, nuiumj, uj } 


but Lizzie don’t know uny stories, und she 


C. F. Clarkson, formerly editoi' ol the Indiana 
American, who is now traveling in Tennessee, nar- 
rates the following story in a letter published in the 
Brookville Democrat: 

Let me recite to you the true history of a man 
whose .farm we iwssed over yesterday. ’About (if- 

f ix 1 • ' 1 M 


.suys 1 ui a bore. W hat is a bore ! said the sweet )eun y t . ars (l g 0 a Presbyterian clergyman of New 


/ * • 1 • . 1 • , — -7 — i — re- 

public prosperiiy m the United States entirely with- generation is fast losing sight of even the plainest 
out a parallel iu our history. The Treasurer of the f eatull!S „f thnt document. 


child, as he looked trustingly 111 my face. 

“ Never mind now,” said I, tearfully ; “ you muy 
stay with me whenever you like, and we will be 
very good friends.” 

The dinuer-bell sounding, a gaily dressed young 


York had a wayward son. We linve his name and 
location, hut choose to withhold it at present. Be- 
fore he was seventeen he became so reckless und 
unruly that his father could no longer control him. 
He left for the wiolcod and corrupt oily ol New Y ork, 
where he beentne 11 clerk in 11 drinking saloon, but 

Ids character wus too bud lo be retained there. He 
♦ , , . • .1. . 


uie » >11 ..to. -- .... leniunes 01 null minimum. . , I ■ 1 mI.miI — \ . , - 1 1 

Federal Government held thirty million dollars sur- SeCi 5 , Article II, of the Oousiituiiou says: “ No Uin.g vociteruted, in a voice uuyilong ntusicai, w | lere 1)L , became a clerk in a drinking saloon, bu 

plus in bis hands, and whs offering holders of gov- [M?ni0U< except a natural born citizen, or a citi- '‘Charley, Charley!" When I apologized lor seep- j • c baracter was too bud lo be retained there. Hi 

eminent stocks redeemable iu fifteen years twenty- ze n of the United States at the time of the adoption ing liiin, she said, carelessly, us she re-arranged ler neAl W as a bar-keeper inn theatre, but was d is 
two dollura for every hundred they would allow him 0( this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of bracelets, “O, it don 1 signify, if you aiu have pu- He went lower and still lower, until ht 

to DRV. But even ul this enormous premium llie President” Thut is Droscriplion. tieuoe with him, he » so tiresome with Ins questions s ] e p t j„ empty cellars and on Uie wlmrves of the city 

1 1 1 . . 1 ... Li: . . . . , dr., •* , « I'vo Kenrrlit him liomts of tovs. but he never wants U» ■ - _...i a-. ,„i. a, 


lug the .Ik, ol tliepapoifor Uio p.tUcul.r »tylr«i,l^u»uUl)f of wort to «» 
i fxivutod. 

WOOD TYPE — * l»m« .«*ortWAnt *l»»y« ou hand. 

rj-old ryp*' tok.n In un-hangi- tor n«w *1 nlao cat* por poomt. 

55T B. Sort* -upidli-d a, *11 foDW <■•« at this MUMIRtnwnl at apoA- 

■*'& •«. _ 

BAKER AND COl^FEOTlONEH. 

No. 171 N. E. Corner ol Market «uid Ttb Elroet, 

ST. L0U18> NO. 

J AMES TURNER 

couaUUilly for galo, Bmdt Cr»citcn» of all Unda, Oako*, Can - 
JV «llo8, i/ordlaUf Air* portrr* &xlri, Tobacco, Olgam, Ito. 

Nov. W. __ I 1 

____ ~ H IT E> 

DISCOVEitBU OP TUB 

SYMPTOM A TRUTINORIC SYSTEM, 

For Dlagoirlslng all DIbobbob of the Chest end 
Longa, 

>loy bn Consulted dolly ol Ills Ooffic®, No. 1£1 PINK ll.j 
brlwcrn 4th 4c fllh, from 11 to fl P. M. 

According t» well authenticated M*M®Ucal report*, on® out of ®v*ry 
sl\ «>r all the denth* that occur In Rurope or America, are fnxn dlaeaaea 

of the luugi* alouc. 

JudRlitK from tho above data, ihero arc at U»o preaant tlmo «rl!lu» tto® 
city of at- Lout*, at lea*t. 

FIFTKRN THOUSAND 

luUtvRliiain who have dt®cA*o »rat«l upon tbotr luug** It ta equally Irua 


i *| ? , M Ju lRliiK from tho above aatn, uiero aro ai u»o preoem umo wiuun 

missed. He went lower and still lower, until he dly u “ a ,. irui. 

slept in empty cellars and on Uie wharves of Uie city, ludlvMU4 „ wb0 ^ it i. «,a.iiy tn* 

U perlecl nuisance and disgrace to his race. At this that the Medical Pmfcaelon, without exception, arc unabtMo doiect adla- 
i* I • _ „ ii ttr ii iv*. l.rt u, nu eaue up«)n tho*o organ* In *«*»on to eflbct n radical core; and this ta tb® 

Stage 01 his career an old college ITIUte lor he was «*•*<*« whv that diuu of dl*cam.** have provol ®o universally fatal. And 


III lillt'ni ycuio. *11^ »*AA ».* A- a. — ueill 01 Uio Uliliuu unawi). * 

u triumph of the Irieuds of Free Trade, for it was 3 Article I, savs: u No person shall be a and she mpped gaily down to dome . 

* . i l i._j v * . * 1.1 r lilinrlPV! I imp 111 nlftllt 


the first radical encrouclunent our , -;gislaturo had Sunalor who shall not have attained the uge of thir- 
,-vpr made upon the now exploded policy of protec- ,y years, and been nine years a citizen of these 
lion. The results of thut tariff were all and more United States.” That is proscription, 

than any of as friends bud predicted ; even Clay and $ EC 2, Article I, says: “ No person shall be a 

Webster warned litem against an impoverished Rcjnesi-nUitive wlio shall not have obtained the age 
treasury und a crippled commerce; and yet, with a 0 j ihjrty-ftye years and been .seven years a ctTi- 
great reduction ol duties and a large extension ol ZKN .” That is proscription. 

articles ou the free list, the revenue had gradually These are disabilities imposed upon foreigners 
increased, until the customs gave us a surplus of one a ft er ,| ie y ], aV o been made citizens. But more tliun 
quurter above the public expenditure. this, the Constitution leaves il discretionary wlteUier 

Then came Ure regret that the reform hud not tl) llia j{ e them citizemeat all. Il simply confers the 
been carried further when the change was made; nowel', simply permits. 

while the demand and the hope was all but univer- j$ Kt .. s, Article I, says: “Congress shall have 

sal thut further reductions should In* made, nnd the ,. OW br to establish a uniform rule of natumlization, 
free list still further extended. The growth of the an j unifonn laws on the subject of bankruptcies 


a Graduate ol one ol the best colleges HI the Stale of hone thl» ui-w discovery ulfrrathc ouly nioaiw extant for di-locun* pul- 

x , s ,, , , I . I 6 I 1 1 . 1 inouary dhto-M.. in tltrlr Inctplcnt.tagMi, or In Uiuo tocffcctacoro 111 OT- 

New York — detemunetl that tie would limit hint up 13ycju-!- i„ *n prui»*aimy, n,ooo uut ortuebovo number may «*c*p* a 
and make one more efiort to save him. He went to oooo availing u>«natfre*or m* o«adtaof utu 

New York, and after a diligent scorch* with llie aid "Varvnu aiul GuaidlaM tboold .uliuill ovory moml^r of ttaoll famllla* 
„ I„. f ,,,,,, 1 .unul.dm to an IminellaU! oxamlnatlon by ibti Now Hyolcrn If Ibcy would avow 

Of the |KJllCt, lie XOUlia him. lie wuttnf ft ililil <rli»uieu n pwpottnlbllliytl« rebleioDou® but InildoU. They »houlil not «uffoT *ny 


1 a w ' . . 1 • | uiiu nitwit; viit- niuiu chum on » — 

Poor little Charley! Time in plenty to adjust al. New York> and after „ diligent search^witb the aid 


Mi’nHinr who sunn noi imve uiuniicu uid ucc vi win- - * - 1 *. 1 ,1 1 New York* mid tiflcr n diligent sen re 11 ^, with the nut . nnru» »uu \iwm«ii«> numni — * — ■ — — 

ty years, and been nine years a citizen of these tlx*** silken ringlets; time to embroider uj thosc lhe police, h, found him. He wush&amt clothed 

United States.” That is proscription. ffie la^Lw"^! “w for .Etd ha Sd forth |l im ’ ,ook bacl f T"?! 7' \TZlZ 

Sec 2 Artie e I, sot’s: “No person shall be a tne last new novel , dui 101 me so i duceinent that could lie held oul lo hun. persuaded ul ,uk-iu,m umt .xno ni>.u uiucnuinvm. u uroy miy upon their fam- 

v ■ ’ ^ . 1 . . fw,-... iL.v^.1 , L...it l.ln.t Aitrssc mi IlilHi In SUVA Till* (TiHMI . . > i .1 il‘ . . I n.. ..i.. -t..t.... ... ..r u.„ .,«i.tn.,r., ..r dr.-nUill iIIgaas*. 


loverishud R,.,„esciiUitive wh'o shall not have obtained the age troni l * ,08e Uee P l,luo “Yf®’ n “ ll,ne 10 s<> ." K ,K,tl |,j nl lo try to be u man. He made the effort and 

el, with a 0 j i|,irty-ftve years and been .seven years a citi- seed— -no time to watch lest the enemy shout sow wafi 8 Uct .essl'ul. That friend who sought him out 

ension ol ZEN .” That is proscription. lares. .. and who saved him we are all well acquainted with, 

gradually These are disabilities imposed upon foreigners-^ From that lime (.bailey und 1 were inseparable. They both determined to dome to Tennessee to tench 
lus of one a ff er they have beeu made citizens. But more tliun Tl'e llioughtlosh mother well content to puss hei tune sc | 10t) | They soon reached here, and with llie high 

this, the Constitution leaves it discretionary whether devouring all soils ol trashy literature, or in u le reoolnmeIkdallonB they brought, soon obtained good 

1 hud not l() make them citizens* at all. It simply confers the gossip with her drawing-room companions, he .,| ll( . e8 q’h L . reclaimed son ot the Presbyterian cler- 

us made; Kim ,,ly permits. tll ' 1 ‘ t r r * "fT with business troubles cotitent- ^ within six 1U0Ulh8 a f lur his arrival, married 


I I UUVCUICIIl VllllV LUWIU in. mill vyaaa a...... j-- Ull UltCiUl.'a (IlSl VXIM* ll|IVtl UatOJUIIIliNJI. 11 UICJ ICI, Ii|<uu uivn *“**• 

«e deep blue eyes, no time to sow the gtRKl , . 1 u limn He made the ellort and tty phy^=t»ino apyrtH, mom of tiro gflsitrocs of iW» SmidIBl dlraraj. 

V ,., U |.L loot 1 L. ....... 11 , u mIiiimIiI “ mow 1 1,1 11 Y lo 00 “ ilapriul UI>„H It, nut ono ow oul of a htuulrwl will ovpr rvcovar. H«aO» 

o time to watch lest the enemy . noi iu so v wag successful: That friend who sought bun out „i , amnia,, »r« you pt-pared «nw ta«K> ocmmiuni to ynurraapomibi* 


wus successlul. mat irit-nn wuo sougm uiiu om 
and who saved him we are all iveli acquainted with. 


power, simply permits. y 0UJ « w , eur > wu " , ryman , within six months after Ins arrival, murntM 

Sr.c. S, Article I, says: “ Congress shall have mg linnscJl with a quiet ‘ good night, and dosing ftlJ orphan girl worth $40,01 >0 in cash. She hud a 
cower ttf establish ft uniform rule of naturalization, die day by a visit to the theatre or concert-room. y0UI1 „ er 81Hter and n brother, who each had equal 
and uniform laws on- the subject of bankruptcies Poor Charley, meanwhile pul to Util tor sale keep- amouul8 When the Mexican war broke out the 

- ..1 1 1 . . 1 . »■ . MM a /VKBI IkiV RxtUf I iILH* Ilf I CAI 11 unlit til ■ 111 .III' 


revenue was not only a source of embarrassment throughout tho United States." ln ff> woulil lie hours, tossing restlessly irom siut u 

to the government, but, as all the duties are collected Nothiug whatever obliges Congress to exercise side, “ with nothing m Ins head, os lie* innocent!; 
in gold or silver, the s^cic basis of utir credit sys- Hiis power, or restricts its range in either direction lo What a joy jo sit by Ins side and be 

toui was narrowed, by burying thirty millions in the w lieii it is exercised. Congress may require two guile his lone j iouts. ^c-an ,, v r | ,,m|, y u * uu| , iuu>< juumid, ..,**> mnw. ... 

•-offers of die State. years previous residence, as was required by the act stand the meaning ol our saviours words, r or o -j’| ms 0U1 . | 1( , ro f e || ; ntu possession of the entire estate 

„ The finances of llie separate (States ol the Union of 1790; [or five years, us was retjuired by llie ucts such is the kuigdom ol lieuvon. -of the family, which ut first wus $120,000, which 

were in a belter condition than they had ever been ; 0 f 1795 Mld 1 S 02 ; or fourteen years, as by the ad L> bis clear, silvery tones lie would repeat alter | )ag j m . reased ), y t | lt . advance of hinds and increase 

and, will) the exception ol Florida, Arkansas, und, 0 f 1 796* ; or twenty-one years, as now demanded ; or me the meaning of every petition ; then be would | cinn unn I L. ig nnw nn#» ol lilt! 

perhaps, one odier State, rheir credit stood high, ii may wilhhoid naturalization entirely. The ques- say, “ Why don’t jruu tell Lizzie ( Lizzie don 


has increased by the advance ol lands and increase 
of negroes to over $300,000. He is now one ol the 

perhaps, one odier State, rheir credit stood high, it mdy withhold naturalization entirely. The ques- say, “ Why don't you tell Lizzie f Lizzie aon 1 v j ( .| ltiSl planters of Middle Ttnuies-seu, and ’does not 

The interest upon their debts was promptly paid — tion is purely one of expediency. It is true that know any prayers! live twenty-five miles from Nashville. 

sinking funds were gradually extinguishing the jiriu- a |j el heturalization has tieen conferred it cannot Due night I sang him these lines: t t> , , . . — 

cipal, aud even the Supreme Court of Mississippi be retracted. Congress has no power to make ex “Bwcct fio'tls beyond tlic swelling flood, , ' . f 1 

had recognized the validity and authorized the en- ptist fac , 0 laws, ,uul therefore has no power .0 un-. **>" d-ssod hv ,, K groan;”- The senses of suie li.^. as ng l 

lorcemeui ot the payment of that Stale’s repudiated Ckc cit|ens who have become such by its owu acts, be raised umself in bed, while the tears trembled on mg or touch, are liable lo ini “WjJJ J ‘ uJ 

u , lld8 R .,1 Llmdv nronoses tliis his long lashes, and said, " O, Bing that again— it ception. It is mentioned in the Museum ot Art and 

TL.'.rA Item, wide and almost unnrecedenied 11 ,. , 1,11 id.mder .„nnn»i«r that natumliza- seems as if I saw a beautiful picture!" Then, Uik- Science, llmt it two fingers ol die same hand being 


“Sweet ficlils beyond tlic swelling flood, 

Stand tlrossed in living green 5” — Tlie senses of smelling, tasting, and even ol teet- 

he raised himself in bed, while the leurs trembled on ing or touch, are liable to innumerable causes ol de- 


Tliere bad been wide nnd almost unprecedented ulwt ... ..p, — _ , . L . • . , . 

abundance in ull tlie products of the soil, especially (j on confers the right of voting. It does no sUch ing my guitar, I would sit by Ins bedside, and watch cr< 

tlie leading staples for ex [tort. The prices ol tiling. It hns nothing to do with voting o(ie wuy or die blue eyes droop and grow In-avy wadi slum >er, is 

sudstuffs and produce hud been everywhere sus- the o-her. There arc naturalized people who can- as I saiig to him. And she, whose duty, and my, ey 


But there is blunder in supposing that natumliza- seems as 


crossed, be placed upon a table, and n marble or pea 
is rolled between them, the impression will be, it the 
eyes are closed, that two niurbles or peas are touched. 


m me leading staples ,ior export, me puces 01 t i )m g. It tins nothing to do Willi voting ope way or ; r " * - . , , ' , ,.1 1 

hreudstuffs and produce had been everywhere sus- the 0 ’ her. There are naturalized people who can- as I suiig to him. And she, whose duty, aud Jyy, eyes are closed,! hot two mu ) F =* , • 

mined. The manufuctures of the country, in almost uolvote; iliere are lion-naturalized people who can and pride it should have been to lead those^hule feel II the nose be pmched, afti cum ’. 

every department, were flourishing. Most of the vote. Foreigners in many of the Western Stales to Huii who biddeth “ little children come w'us in- will taste like a common s ic o e • J 

great luies of railways had been completed, aitd the vote after a year’s, or a half year's stay in the cotin- dolendy aud contentedly boimd in flowery letters of stances lose tlietr flavor w ien ie n . 

entire railway system of tlie United Slates wus yield- iry, though a stny of five years is necessary for not- her own weaving, uuuundful thut an angel s destiny ped. Nurses, therefore,; upon lg 1 » ,' L '■ 

mg a bundsome return n. the holders of stocks and uralization. In some of the Southern Slates a prop- wus entrusted to her careless keeping. principles, stop the noses Oi children when they give 

bonds. Commercial credit was everywhere sus- e rw qualification is necessary to the right of voting, * * , * . . d.en. doses ul disagieeable ^edicm^ ^Il the eye, 

mined. Large preparations were made for an in- and no person, whether natural born or naturalized, Little Cliarley lay toesing in hw little bed, with a be blindfolded, and buttermilk 11 
• reuse of business in every department, at home aud cau vote without it. Congress can naturalize, hut high fever. It is needless to tell ol the bold be bud nulc-ly tasted, -the person tualing iem, a er a pe- 

abroad. The bank? of the canary were most of Congress cannot confer the power of voting. That upon my heart and services. His childish mother uuod 1 of Uie process, will be unable to distinguish 

ihem luiawa lo be iu a souud condition. American power is conferred by the States alone, ami by each either unable or unwilling to see lus danger, had one from th e other. 

securities stood well abroad, and die whole country, according to its own sole discretion* in the way de- left me in ‘-’barge of him— drawn Irora lus side by — « n .1 u .1 

in the midst of its (iorid prosperity* looked across the fined bv itself in its own State Constitution. Each ihe attractions of a great military ball. 1 changed Deal gently with those who stray. Draw them back 
Atlantic with a feeling of pity for Europe and con- State is sovereign in that respect. It bestows the his heated pillows, gave him the cooling draught, by love and persuasion. A kiss is worth a thousand 

gratulation for itself, dial we were exempt from power of voting according to its own view of its own bathed his feverish temples, and finally, at hia re- kicks. A kind word ta more valuable to the ost 

those terrible evils that iiad hitherto overwhelmed interests. There is no such thing as the natural quest, rocked hint gently to quiet his restlessness, than a mine of gold. Think of this, aud be on your 

the nations, ui die midst of general wa$s. right to vote. They who talk of it shpw themselves He placed his liule tmns caressingly about my neck, guard, ye who would chase to the grave un erring 

Such was the state of die country six or eight lo-oomnt of the very elements of civil government, and said, feebly, 14 Sing to me ol heaven. v\ hen brother, 

months ago. Wliat is it now? The United States The election franchise is a francktit, and the very 1 finished, lie looked l&oguidly up, saying* ‘ Where s , i9M 

has been vistted by uu unbroken series of public and definition of a franchise is a right granted, in das- Lizzie • 1 must kiss Lizzie ! and, as the words died exquisite compliment was paid lately to a lady 

private calamities, such as we have scarcely ever tinclion from a rurhl inherent. In respect to suffrage, upon lus lips, his eyes drooped, his heart fluttered in our presence. She had just swallowed a petite 


private calamities, such as we have scarcely ever tinclion from a right inhereni. Ip respect to suffrage, ^pot* h 18 ups, ms eyes drooped, his heart fluttered 
witnessed. Beginning in the winter of 1853^4, we ihe right is granted by the Constitution, aud as tins like a prisoned bird* and little Charley was counted 
had, in quick succession, the destruction of the largest grant changes the right changes. There is not a one in the heavenly I old. As i closed his eyes, and 
printing establishment, the largest clipper-ship, and State in the Union in which the grant is not a qual- crossed the dimpled hand peacefully upon his liule 
the finest hotel in the world. Destructive conflagru- ified one. It i 9 extended only to those of a certain breast, his last words rang tearfully in ury ears, 
lions visited most ol our other large towns. Our age; women are excluded from it; inmost of the “ Where s Lizzie ? 

coasts Were strewn with wrecks. Our steamers States colored men and paupers are excluded from — ■— ■■■ — 

were either burned or disabled ut sea. Our clipper « ; in some of the States those who do not own a Tf)r Tlur * PII or Ru88IA IN Accordance wN-h 
slujEis, near y all ot them, came home m a leaky cou- certnin amount of property or a certain description ol p aoPHECT ._A learned Hebrew has just published 
dmou; imd it is^saie to say that the losses sustained property are excluded from it. Each State, through a ^ ^ prove lha , lhe occupation of Egypt and the 

liv lni> IJlHlBU otutus. mm t WDiF it 1 . -111.1 on*% _ /■> ...niii.uiMM . no n Ll/ao It . . . *. . . — . . . r , ojr . 


in our presence. She had just swallowed a petite 
class of wine, as a ffeiilleriian in the company asked 


ships, nearly all of them, came home m a leaky con- 
dition ; und it is safe to say that the losses sustained 


The Triumph or Russia in Accordance w/th 


NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. 


by vrater. 1 l us been the 11 ost unhealthy siumner etgnty. ,, . quered, are clearly laid down in prophecy ; as the CHILD, PRATT & CO., 

the limted '.latest has known lor a whole generation. But, again, there is yet another blunder in suppo- ^ w ),iob are to precede the lomr-expected deliv- impooters and wholesale iihalSrs 

The cholera has spread ull over die country, carry- sing dial ihe Cons’ Ron of the United States guar- pran( * 0 , ,J e Jews lhe Messlalf, Lif subjugation IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC HARDWARE AND CUTLERY, 
mg olT diousauda m places that have been noted for antees the Ubem of conscience. It does no such of |h# world lhroug |, y lbeir age ncy, and the conse- *o. 1*7 MAIN 8 TREKT, 

then salubrity ; while hb ravages along die avenues thing. It simpiv interdicts the making “ a religious t „r „r k Third D«>r North ot ih. B.nk of Mt~ouri. 


rlllnx Stovro .Uo olnw uoi-muns* ■ 
IaEc, C.lltornla, uid Ortfou, ro»r 
n wn ftOi iaul «th, St. Louis, Mo. 
Window GIm. ttxlO uul ldxlS. 
Nov. 18, , 64. 


ol mteruul coinmumcatiou and in large town**, have te 3 t the qualification to any office or public 
been frightful ; and at the same time, the tendencies der the United States,” and enjoins that “ 


simply interdicts the making a religious nuent establishment of the kingdom of Israel. If 
alifictuion to uny office or public u-ust un- ^ j nter p ret ation of the Scriptures be correct, the 

Stnlno 11 n - t Alanine lltnl ** I V*n trriDD * . . id i 


been Inghtlul; and at Uie same tune the tendencies der the United States,” and enjoins that “ Congress war uroaUBes Vo he n toteraWv loai one. 

to disease and the preliminary or alarming symp- shall make no law respecting the establishment of ^ ^ 

toms have been so general, that few persons on the religion, or protubiling the free exercise thereof.” • ,,r * ' 

Continent have entirely escaped. The Constitution imposes no reBtriclious oii the States A coxcomb, talking of the transmigration of souls, 

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LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDETH IT NOT. JESUS 


ST. LOUIS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1854 


PUBLISHED WEEKLY 


can find in Zion at its present stage ol progression. 
You do not enjoy the Zion you- anticipated. 

Tliat mankind make mistakes in these two ways, 
must Ik- apparent to those who have fell the work- 
ings of hope and fear in tlipir nature. People suffer 
more in the anticipation of death than in death itself. 
There is more suffering 1 in what 1 call borrowed 
trouble than in the trouble itself. On the other hand, 
you have anticipated more Zion, more happiness, 
and more glory in die flesh than you will ever real- 
ize in this mortality. Those who are apt to go to 
one extreme are almost sure to go to the other, 
which always causes disappointment, agreeably or 
disagreeubly. These two extremes have caused the 
Saints much trouble ; and some, for want ol patience 
and a little reasonable thought, have laid the blame 
of their disappointments in the wrong quarter, and 
liuve apostatized from the church, never thinking the 
blame was in themselves. 

Upon these weaknesses of human nature the devil 
works - , sometimes very successfully. Bui brethren 
we cannot escape from ourselves; and while we re- 
main in this tabernacle, our onward course will be 
obstructed more or less by the weakness to which 
die mortal flesh is subject. By and by our bodies 
will go to our mother earth, and receive a’resurrec- 
tion and become glorious; theu we shall enjoy all, 
and more than the heart ol man can conceive, miles* 
it is inspired by the Holy Ghost. This will be the 
inheritance of the faithful. 

There is much room for improvement in us all. If 
we commence from this day and do all the good we 
can, and never do another evil, we shall come to 
that which 1 want the brethren to preach about and 
endeavor to establish. I wish it preached by the 
bishops, by the deacons, and by every officer of the 
church. I wisli fathers to teach it to their children, 
and 1 desire the subject to be taken up by all bodies 
of the Saints throughout the world, viz., establish 
confidence iu each other. Tuke this for u text if 
you like, uiul preach upon it, both verbally, and 
practically, until confidence iu each oilier reigns uni- 
versally among the Saints, and then will be accom- 
plished what 1 wish to see. 

If we wish to establish a confidence such as the 
Gods enjoy, let us cease from every evil act, and 
from the contemplation of every evil design ; never 
infringe upon another’s right, but each one sustain 


I will slum every evil dial 1 know to lie un evil. 
Y ou can all do that much. I will apply my lieart to 
wisdom and ask the Lord to impart it to me ; and if 
I know but a little, I will improve iq>un it, that to- 
morrow I may have more, ana thus grow from day 
to day in the knowledge of the truth, os Jesus Vhrist 
grew in stature and knowledge -from a babe to niun- 
hood ; and if I am not now capable of judging for 
myself, perhaps I shall be in another year. We are 
organized to progress in the scale of intelligence, 
and the least Saint, by adhering strictly to the law 
of God, nmy attain to a full and complete salvation, 
by his own faithfulness, through the grace of God. 

I know how it was in Jackson county. There are 
fuuiiles in litis city that went to that county twenty- 
one or , twenty-two years ago lust fall, if 1 mistake 
not. I know what their feelings were. All their 
desire was to get into the town of Independence, 
Jackson couuty, where they expected to find all sin 
and iniquity dried up — lieuven begun on eurth, and 
an eud to all their mortal griefs. That was the mo- 
tive that prompted them to go there. Poor souls! 
how little they knew about saltation and its mode. 
I might have gone there too, hut 1 wanted to thun- 
der and roar out (he gospel to the nations. It burned 
in iny bones like fire peut up, so 1 turned my buck 
upon Jackson county to preach (lie gospel ot life to 
the people. 

Such were the feeliugs of those who went up to 
Jackson county; hut 1 did not want to go there; 
nothing would satisfy me but ty cry aloud in the 
world what the Lord is doing in the lattei' days. 
After a while this undercurrent began to walk two 
ways, und they hud more trouble in Independence 
than we had m York State. It came foaming and 
bellowing, and pressing upon them until they hud to 

ere driven liom 


with the Saints ; you expected io exchange confusion 
tor a Zion ol' order and beauty; misery for peace 
and happiness ; blasphemy aud tumult lor - quietness 
and reverence to die name of God ; starvation for 
plenty. Iu short, you expected to find a place where 
all evil had censed, and sorrow and iniquity were 
brought to an end ; and where you would bask un- 
disturbed iu the smiles ol the countenance of your 
Lord from day to day;. I diiuk l have drawn a faith- 
ful picture of what were the thoughts of the majority 
of this people before they were gathered to the Itody 
ol' the church. 

Now brediren and sisters, what hinders you from 
ci(joymg all you anticipated ? The culm reflections 
ol your own minds, und die conclusions of a well 
balanced judgment, enlightened by die Spirit of Ihe 
Lord, will give you a correct answer to this question. 
I can answer it lor myself, and perhaps for many of 
you. 

If 1 do not enjoy all i unticijmied ; if my happiness 
is not as complete as 1 anticipated ; if the light of the 
Holy Spirit is nut in my heart to that degree I ex- 
pected H would be ; if I have not obtained all 1 an- 
ticipated when 1 was down iu yonder world mingled 
with the wicked, the cause is iu myself — in my own 
lieurt, in my own disposition, iu the weakness of 
human nuture ; it is my own will that prevents me 
from enjoying all I anticipated ami more. It is a 
mistaken idea to suppose that others can prevent me 
from enjoying the light of God in my soul ; all hell 
cannot hinder me from enjoying Zion iu my own 
heart, if my individual will yields ubedieuce to the 
requirements and mandates of my heavenly Master. 
He bus set me a pattern to copy, which if 1 imitate 
faithfully will yield to me ull and more of heaven in 
my own heart than 1 could anticipate. This is my 
uuswer. 

Bi. £rastus Snow asked a question, namely : “If 
my neighbor shall do wrong to me, am 1 thereby 
compelled to do wrong to my next neighbor?" I 
say no. If a brother shnll tread down my gram that 
is ripening in the field, am I thereby compelled to 
run through and Head down yours ? No. When a 
person steals my poles from the fence, am I com- 
pelled to steal yours ? If my neighbor, or my brother 
in the church shall swear, aud tuke the name of God 
in vain, does it necessarily follow ihut I must use the 
stune language ? If my brother shall do wrong in 
any way, it does not fellow that 1 shall be justified 
in committing one single evil in all the acts of my 
life. 

Let each Latter-day Saint examine himself and 
inquire, “Am I one ol those persons who will do 
right in nil things, though others may do wrong ? 
Ain I that person that will serve the Lord with my 
house ? — that will cease from eyery evil act and from 
every evil word, though my neighbors, or my breth- 
ren and sisters may do the opposite?” Let the 
spirit within you reply io these questions, and in ev- 
ery breast the reply is, “ let me be that person ; let 
me do right from this time henceforth aud forever, 
without committing another evil.” Then what have 
you got ? You have got heaven in your own bosoms ; 
you have Zion in your hearts ; you have obtained all 


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These questions are.curious, and the reply' involves 
a great deal of obscure antiquarian teaming. 

1. Were the Apostles married ? 

There exists a letter attributed to St. Ignatius, the 
martyr, in which are these decisive words : “ I re- 

member your sanctity like that of Elijah, of Jeremi- 
ah, of John the Baptist, of the chosen disciples Tim- 
othy, Titus, Erodius Clement, who lived iu chastity ; 
but 1 do not blame those others, happy in the bonds 
of marriage, and. i hope to be found worthy ol God, 
in following their traces iu His reign, after the ex- 
ample of Isaac, Jacob, Isuiah. and of the other propli 
eta, such as Peter und Paul, and of their A ponies 
who were married.” 

Some scholurs have pretended that the nnitie ol 
St. Paul 'interpolated in this famous letter. Ttmen 
and all those who have seen the letters of St* Ignn- 
tius iti Latin, iu the Library of the Vatican, acknowl- 
edge thut the name of St. Paul is found in them. — 
And Baronious does not deny that this |»ssage exists 
in some Greek manuscripts; hut he pretends that 
these were added by some modern Greek. 

There was in the ancient Library at Oxtord, a 
manuscript iu Greek of these letters of St. Igiuuius, 
in which these words are found. I do not know 
whether it was burned with many other hooks, at the 
taking of Oxtord by Cromwell. There is still one 
in Latin iu the same Library, in which the words 
“ Pauli el .dpoelolorum" ure effaced, but in such 
manner that the ancient characters nmy be easily 
read. It is certain that this passage is contained in 
many editions of the letters. 

This dispute concerning the marriage of St. Paul, 
may be wry frivolbus. What matters it whether he 
wus married or not. it the other Apostles were. so? 
We have only to read his hist Epistle to the Corin- 
thians to prove that he might have been married 
like the others: “ Have we not a right to lead about 


Discourse by Preeident Brigham Young, Taber- 
nacle. Feb 20, 1853, P M 

Truly happy is that man or woman, or that people, 
who enjoy the privileges of the Gospel ol the Son ol 
God, and who know how to appreciate Ins blessings. 
Who is that person, or thut people ? We are rendy 
to reply, the Latter-day Saints are the only people on 
r.uih, that we have any knowledge of, to whom die 
everlasting Gospel has been given in these last days ; 
they ore" the only people who are the heirs to it with 
all its blessings and privileges. Not to our knowl- 
edge is there any other people on i he face of this 
glol e who enjoy this inestimable blessing. True, 
to a certain degree, ils influence ; 

uiiior, proprietor, and 


.ill mankind enjoy 
the manifestations ol the a 
giver of tin- Gospel of life mill salvation to lallen 
man. 

All the bdkptnig ol Adam, from his day to this, 
Imve enjoyed, to a gt eater or less degree, the light, 
flic glory, ..ml the manifestations of the light ol the 
'■('untenunev of their Lord. But they have not en- 
joyed, at all times, the Gospel, with its ordinances, 
blessings, und privileges- Tins is the only people 
that now enjoy those signal favors. The Priesthood 
kai been upon the earth from lime to lime, und the 
kingdom ol God bus been organized to certain de- 
grees ; but we can truly say, this is the time of times ; 
we live iu the day of days; we enjoy the blessings 
nt the blessed ; and have bestowed upon us, in the 
lullness of times, privileges that surpass all privile- 
ges hitherto bestowed upon mankind. 

Iu this dispensation all tilings will be gathered iu 
i, ue ; and strange and marvellous as it may appear 

10 the world, this is the people who are ihe instru- 
ments iu tin* hand of God to bring it to pass. This 
is u mull which no argument can successfully bear 
down. No mutter how it is despised, persecuted, or 
ueglectud as a frivolous, trifling and childish Work, 

11 is true and it will remain; it is the kingdom ol 
heaven upon the earth. Here is the pirn, of wilvn- 
nou, here are the words of life, here is the light ol 
eternity, here is the intelligence that will instruct 
kings, and impart judgment to rulers. It is embodied 
here m the midst ol this people, and trom them the 
rays of heavenly light, wisdom and intelligence have 
spread upon the wide earth, and the Spirit of the 
Lord that fills immensity has been poured out upon 
it: lace, giving light io every man and woman that 
coineth into tins world. 

Brethren and sisters, can we realize its greaUiess ? 
Arouse the reflecting and reasoning faculties with 
which you are endowed ; reason upon your past ex- 
perience in this church, and then inquire il you are 
as happy as you anticipated you would be ; il you 
have received dial which you desired ; il you enjoy 
:hut which was once m die tuturc to you ; and wlint 


1 wish to j&k, those persons who w 
Jackson county, il they suffered ns much in the actual 
driving as they would huve done iu the anticipation 
of it a year before it took place ? You will all reply 
that if you hud known it u yeui tielorelmud you could 
not have eudured the thought. 

I wish to apply this both ways. You that have 
not passed through die trials and jiersecutious, aud 
drivings widi this people irom the beginning, hut 
have only reud them, or heard saiheof diem related, 
may think how awful they were io endure, and won- 
der that the Saints survived them at all. The thought 
of it makes your heart sink within you, your brain 
reel, aud your body tremble, and you are ready to 
exclaim, “ I could not have eudured it." 1 have 
been in the heal of it, and never felt better iu all iny 
life ; I never felt the peace and power of die Al- 
mighty more copiously poured upon me than in the 
keenest jiart of our trials. They appeared nothing 
to me. 

I hear people talk about their troubles, their sore 
privations, and the great sacrifices they have made 
for die Gospel’* sake. It never was a sacrifice to 
me. Anything I could do or suffer in the cause of 
the Gospel is only like dropping a pin into the sea. 
The blessings, gifts, powers, honor, joy, truth, salva- 
tion, glory, immortality and eternal lives, as far out- 
swell anythiog 1 can do in return for such precious 
gilts, as the groat ocean exceeds iu expansion, hull,, 
and weight, the pin that I drop into it. 

Had 1 millions of wealth and devoted it all to the 
building up of this people, and said take it, and 
build temples, cities, and fortifications with it, and 
left myself penniless, would it liuve been a snci ifice ? 
.No ; but one of the greatest blessing* thin coidd be 
conferred upon mortal man — to have the privilege ot 
calling thousands, aad perhaps millions from dark- 
ness to light, from the power of Satan aud unright- 
eousness, to the principles of truth and righb-ousuess 
in the living God. 


the glory, all die peace, all the joy, all the comfort, 
and all the light you anticipated when you was ming- 
ling with the wicked world. If you are deeeived, 
who will deceive you? If you are wronged, who 
wrongs you ? If you are cheated out of your crown 
at last, who has cheated you? 

These questions may apply in different ways; 
they may apply to the business operations ol the 
world, as well us, to ihe grace of God iu die bean, 


Jesus l hrisi can prove to you that tins is die work ol 
God. Men uninspired of God cannot, by their 
wordly wisdom, disprove it. Neither can they by 
ilieii wisdom alone prove it to be true, neither to 
themselves or to others. They not being able to 
prevail against it, does not prove it to he die king- 
dom of God ; for there are many theories and sys- 
tems on the earth, incontrovertible by die wisdom of 
die world, which are nevertheless false. Nothing 
less than. the povvei of the Almighty, enlightening 
the understandings of man, cun demonstrate this glo- 
rious truth to the human mind. 

When you were iu your uuiive homes in the old 
countries and in the United States, before you gath- 
ered with the jieople ot God, what were your thougts 
uud expectations when you looked forward to the 
period of your being embodied with the Saints ? 
What was the vision of your mind, aiid the opera- 
tion of the Spirij upon your understanding? When 
you were gathered widi the Saints of the Most High, 
and became associated as a brother, n sister, and a 
neighbor, with that blessed society, you expected to 
enjoy the manifestations of the Lord Jesus Christ; 
walk in the light of his countenance; aud by the 
power of the Holy Ghost have the oracles of trudi 
revealed to you continually ; that you would be in 
heaven, in the Zion of the Lord. 

These were your expectations. You did not ex- 
pect to hear the name of the God we serve blas- 
phemed from morning until evening. You expected 
to be delivered trom hearing the blasphemies of your 
wicked shopmaies ; liom the tyranny of your uugodly 
employers, aud from the persecution of the bigoted 
religionists, who were all unitea to pick you to pieces, 
and destroy you, both temporally and spiritually, if 
it were possible. On the one side you was sheared, 
and on the other shaved. 

You were annoyed with the ungodly conversation 
and filthy deeds of your neighbors. Y our peace was 
destroyed, and you could not enjoy thnt happiness 
held out to you in the Gospel. Yet you felt the in 
fluence of the Spirit of Truth burning in your heart, 
which kindled m you a longing desire to mingle 
with the Saints. You would exclaim, " O that I 
could enjoy the society of die Saints, and muke my 
escape from this ungodly place- 0 that I had means 
to gather up my little family, and journey to the 
place of the gariiering of the Saints of the Most 
High." 

I his was your feeling, and this your prayer. You 
anticipated deliverance liom hell to find a heaven 


INTERESTING STATISTICS 

We give, on another page of this morning 1 :. 
Times, some interesting extracts from the. recently 
published Appendix to the Census Keport, prepared 
by Professor lie Bow, Il seems, from that portion 
of these statements which relates to the nativity oi 
our population, dint the foreign bom number only 
about one-eighth of die natives, — much the largest 
portion being in die Middle Slates.- The largest 
number of immigrants to this country in any one year, 
was 439,437 in 1852, — though this statement is 
scarcely accurate, as more limit a year is comprised 
in the returns. 

The most valuable crop in the United States is that 
of Indian Corn, estimated in I860 til two hundred 
and ninety-six millions of dollars — and being nearly 
three times as valuable as Wheat, and more than 
three times as valuable as Cotton. Six times as 
many aores of land ore devoted to Indian Com as 
are given to Cotton and three times as much as to 
wheat. 

The value of Butter made annually in the United 
Suites exceeds fifty millions of dollars. 

There were only 347,525 slaveholders in the 
United States, of whom only two own over one 
thousand negroes, only nine own over five hundred , 
onlv fifty-six own over three hundred, one hundred 
and eighty-seven own over two hundred, fourteen 
hundred and seventy-nine own over one hundred. 
The greatest number of slaveholders own more than 
one and less than five ; the number of this class is 
105,683. 

The statement of the occupations of the people 
shows that the Farmer's, outnumber by for any other 
profession. Their number is 2,363,950 — while the 
class which approaches nearest to them is that of 
Laborers, who number 909,786. The Carpenter?, 
stand next, counting 164,671, and then come Cord- 
wainera, 130,473, &c. — [N. Y. Times. 


itude. 

1 have jierhups spoken too long. I have given 
you all a text to preach upon, and to act upon in your 
lives; do il faithfully, uud it will do you good. 

May the Lord God of Israel bless you, and save 
you in his kingdom is my prayer. Amen. 


WHAT A BOMB SHELL CAN DO 

Round shot und shells are perpetually whizzing 
through the air day and night, falling in all direc- 
tions, amongst und through the houses of the city. 
By night the shells assumed a magnificent appear- 
ance, resembling so many shooting stars, though, 
alas ! far more formidable. One day a number of 
us were viewing the scene of destruction from a bat- 
tery erected on the summit of a high hill. Whilst 
we anxiously observed the amount of damage com- 
mitted by the shell, there arose suddenly from the 
centre of the fort what appeared to us a huge mound 
of earth, which gradually increased in size until it 
resembled a hill some six hundred feet in height ; 
then it almost imperceptibly changed, assumed the 
appearance of an excessively dark thunder-cloud 
which eventually spread far and wide, concealing 
both fort and town from our wonder-struck gaze. 
A few minutes elapsed, and it entirely enveloped the 
position we were occupying although nine hundred 
yards from the explosion. This terrific catastrophe 
originated in one of our shells fortunately bursting 
in a po.vdta - magazine containing several tons of 
combustible nmunition. The sublime spectacle that 
ensued will never be effaced from my memory ; nor, 
I imagine, from that of any one who witnessed the 
sight. For several minutes the atmosphere .con- 
tinued very close, not even a breath of wind stirring, 
but a death-like stillness prevailed, precisely similar 
to that which precedes a Scinde dust storm. All the 
guns ceased firing — all eyes were directed upwards, 
gazing with awe at the scene thus suddenly pre- 
sented them. Men even addressed each other in a 
whisper.— [James’ Volunteer Scrambles. 


“Would it were lawfVd to marry two wives V* ex- 
claimed on enthusiastic young bachelor, desperately 
in love with a couple of country cousins. “ Try one 
to begin with,” was the rejoinder of a surly old 






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result from these- swift 
They rtso the body , c 
the mb A And the 
band and wife. TVs 
partake of the feeble 
both physical and to 
world st anted and gn 
We would «* fee ' 
the krer.-farion oi man 
fceneficenz. But :et e 
Let not the brave <ra< 
the gentle etove with 
care like. It is a gi 
pie, who have i-aara 
the sanahine of fife 
iegiy and truihsuSy 
time -with no angers, 
tiered op against «" 
and joy to the ever 
they two zhail be td. 
riage — for it is the 
Their lore is woven 
time, aor death. aor 
i eerie. 


'l'lir Cilieiuniiti (. ''HHH '"'" 1 - ll " - " " 1 

.,lj ry t , guild cilitOli 'OSlIil "V"" ,|M ' 
labii'l nieut o! a Moi.mm colony in one niidM will, 
dooi. regret, mid without fomiii!-. 'ho rePUt-reim 
,. venl , wo hml hoped would hevunfiev h, ironur-t 

ouv bWUH'Y 

n.'ir is. cm illosiSn io m 1,1 ,uu,lU ' v • 1 
b«iy, plunder, tire and cwutd Him '»"'•■ nturked 
Moody persecution!! which ouv people have 
in Illinois 1 anil Missouri. 

Hut know ye, oh ye people of Cmemna.i, an 
the whole v or Id, that these wn» '’I Mood-tl 
indollihle mains upon Auierieun h««iory, m-« <■»" 
able msiinlv upon such defutW-'s of Mormon elm 
ter, such I’olnenier: ol l*». »W>li hyponnieal 
toxic! guardians of public morals, such blind h a 
of (he blind ns the Daily Coluuihmn, and othei 


Hom isst-f • 1 h*v« ",<it U * »'« vj* * 

in company wi<h iMeT Tb f m “ *W<i, 
VVr left St, on the %/. 

t„d met oar brethren <A the Mm** 
iwi oornplevd the bmit*** that r^ 

( . h of Church there, after *hich , ^ 

instruction in "Z tlffl t0 * r4 

by Bro. Harrm, ^nday, 

meeting; dm ^it c.f the Wd o /a , ,,,, 

Saint* felt to rejoice t the Ivrrd sna,/^ , 
much mtefnl inatfWW*, and all ^ 

1 bud. u P , and feel to «k> ,he ^ „ 
rssihlc in future There seem* fe h, , 
or feeling prevailing among tnerr, 

May God help ‘ helfl ao S a « 

4th Returned to St. Loaw; found ^ 
Wednesday fith, I baptized two; the ^ 
„.oh the oresence of Hm spnrt, s b' 


i itcuaury will Ds I’^^y w the wid- ” 

llm ; “ pr-rlmpn cnOUtfb on this aubjor.t jf 

. ttitnl and oil ) 9 , und who Uvc-pt |f 

idiow rvlu-m the m - r!iri VVf/T l{ 

u. not any Of you '^Jr /thewilloftbe J 
ghtedtfaheis* -> ^ rlu) , go and try j h 

imi al 'U vvt,u r If we have any t 
„ u,., wise know ^ u, - r ' o 10 ,i tme all i« , 

.r lic/ht on ih«s ru^^i wu 111 . 1 

iciujuro ol »h ni . : . , ^.u-. he ha» a 

I rtwl* , There it> nothing fmt whm nr . , 

IV ' nuentlv whenever we are lonlh to 

and in; ' U ^ 0 f our aubotance. we , 
-»der unto luin « ‘ or „ cl cvatpd; we have , 

re not properly humble - to hiln , we urc 

at our eye* open o sec «W »•* ^ U(;() 

ii darkness; ye. llmt darkr.^ ve V I ^ 
ro have not got shut ol our sclfl-faWJ 

ml, enlightened, we are net pure as-, > - 

The Lord exacts tithes in order to prove u» Take 
.Si follows: Thf prophet Elijah cornea^ 
Kiel says. I have got no means in my han ^ ^ 

^r^Sy^AnyX'" Ye!: J«j 

. youVive any of it away, you will want n your- 
S be rs Close-fisted, unkind, unfeehng to wrdo^ I 

to take a portion of her last pittance and he a man 
at that. Now can you imepne a case where you 
would he in a more trying condition than h 
might have said, could he not work for a living a. X 
do do not take my meal or oil; you have hands to 
work as well ac I have. Can you imagine a case 
when it cart be more objectional to have tried a wo- 
nf.pr this manner; but he said, fetch out 


In addition to the dispute'"* which 
the drtlly |mpm a nf tlpj I'lh, WiMeiU'll 
di.omieh in a iia'rciinlile lion.' 1 ' m 1 "■ 
Kinkuad, who narrow l.\ om uped 

Litnuiiiu when MilchttH'i ptttly b'H, a 
ably veenvev from Ilia wounds, six 
been extruded from him* In iidditi' 
600 in gold token from I'D- lv nd,eii' 
thiil a large aniouiii in druH-' 1 wo '- 1 
mail declined for t>l, Jmiuis mcieliun' 
Wo alto .-.vpeiited a heavy voiiuiu 
E. Fund, mid tu roc*ot cKinting li 
church. THo mud being lif lcd, mid 
a, id cnlierod, U, ere is littl- bdp« b-fi 
any such drafts. Titov will 10 
ultimate loss, hut they cannot 1 1 'one 
spring, und much inconvenience wr 


below l2tl\ tst ■ 
,,, 111 Second SC 
0. UttleficM. 


Ta«- Cincinnati Columbian aiut the Monuonn. 

The Cincisusaii Columluau. of Nov. x'7th, has an 
arlK'lc neavlv a column in length about the Mor- 
oons-their policy and movements throughout tins 
conatrv— thwtr genera, character, and tue evils to le 
apprehended from their exisience ut toe Queen Cits 
and other parts of the United States. The muck 
contains, some troth, much misrepresentation, con- 
siderable alarm raid fearful apprehensions, and deci- 
dedly more ignorance than either, so far as relates 
to the real c raracter and spirit of the Mormon peo- 
ple He says. - Motroonism can draw \uthm its 
folds cnlr the designing, the vulgar and the igno- 
rant." Again, '• the great body are low. ignorant 
and debased, wi ll minds feebly lighted with the fire 
of exhausted passion. Miners of Cornwall, cohere, 
artisans, and the poorest and most ignorant, wherev- 
er they were to he found. Whoever had ideas but a 
shade removed from the brutes, fee., were tit subjects 

for Mormon proselyteism.” 

It is in such effusions as the above that most ol 
the article alluded to abound. Now, this style ol 
thinking and writing about Mormons and Mormon- 
ism is decidedly old and Stole. Angry zealots, and 
self-sufficient, malignant scribblers, have so long 
dealt in this kind of trash, that men of sense and re- 
m -!i lonnrpr swallow it. It is beconuDg 


LOOK ON THIS AND THEN ON THAT, | 

’Tis truly amusing to observe the ease with « lticli 
political navigators adjust their sails to eonlUcinig 
breezes. A few weeks since the Democrat, ot this 
city, under the head of ” Mormon War." furnished 
its' readers a very spicy article, in which it quotes 
and endorses the following, from the Chnileston 
Mercury : 

“ Wliy should the Federal Government parly and 
temporize, and seek by expedients of conciliation to 
postpone the inevitable conflict? Nothing can be 
gained by delay or concession. To talk of eompro- 
misinir with Mormonisnr, or of tolerating it in the 


Milo Ayo&u% 


BRIGHAM YOUNG. 

The famous Brigham Young, the Governor of 
Utah, and Grand High Priest of the Mormons, came 
near having an inglorious end put to Ins career, in 
August last. He went down into his well to recover 
a lost bucket, when the kerbing tumbled in, the earth 
followed, and Brigham Young became, for the once, 
a subterranean Saint. But the zeal of his followers 
would not permit any such finish to the life ol their 
most faithful shepherd . Spades and shovels were 
brought into requisition ; the harem of the buried 
Governor assembled in force to aid the saving efforts 
of the male members of the flock, and, in about two 
hours they had the gratification of pulling him out, 


Stor-m*.— B y ' elegrapr, we m>.e — ~ — 

mendous snow storm, on the 4th inst., throughout the ■ 
northern and western portions of A ork State, -ae 
snow falling to the depth of three met. A 
storm took place on the evening of me 3d mat- Stott-. 
1Dt , the steamers Met city, Troy, Adrian and m 
other boau. There was also a terrific gale at 2*, 
ton on the same night- Series disasters % Ui 
shlnniniT. and numerous vessels at shore. 


TVSiNZL ■ 

■ The Locis rike 
prospe-cu and Seasft 
nei under the Ohio 
Jeffersonvilie, ltd. 
granted vy tee K 
1S54 : and the ris 
Louisville, and the 
ation for <riry pan 
The Fort Wapme 
have accepted the 
of way: and prof 
possible, to put to, 
early in the -spring 
tor railroad purse; 
to the use of all 
it will be 2S teet 
perpendicularty . i 
areiring x«B be ; 
length. The des 
either end, will 1 
straight iine. F: 
skie to dw head a 
the river will be 1 
net will be eonsir 
channel or pi: in. 

ivCTfgrail excavate 

ire. The work A 
mated at d 100.00 
by a cash sufessri 
able UEiii t he wh 
all rite stock is 
equal semi-annE 


Ven- angry notes are known to nave receicy 
passed between France and England on one side 
and Prussia on the other. The design of these pro- 
tocols is to induce Prussia to d^ciare lor oe against 
the Czar. There is little prospect ol the war feeing 
terminated during the present year. Iu all prorar.fi- 
ity the allies will have learned wisdom before tre 
commencement— os.'tlve campaign in ifevki- l-;es 
instead of lighting 
cremitv 


in the Crimea, at the very a- 
of the Russian Empire, they may have de- 
termined to also carry the war into the vital pare— 
to attack Russia in a central place. This can scarre- , 
ly be done without the assistance of Prussia, .breuge 
whose territories the hostile and invading army sveutd 
have to marcii, as was done in IS 12. 

Louis Napoleon has now an army of one huadref 
and fifty thousand men in the rirctmty of BcaksgR: 
a position whence they could readily march open. 
Russia. It is alleged that this immense force, which 
will winter in its present encampment, is to be sent 
against Prussia in the spring unless Frederick Wil- 
liam join the allegiance against -the Czar. Lotus ] 
Napoleon, if no other means will do it. (and proto- 'n 
cols are only paper pellets, ) may desire to entice 1 
Prussia by force. An extension of the war appears Sr 
inevitablt', and, should it take place, who knows but 
that, when the contest is concluded, a new arrange- y- 
meni of European territory may take place, to amend | 
that under the treaty of Vienna, in 1515, by which -1 
France may fulfil! her long cherished dream of once | 
more obtaining the Rhine as one of its boundaries — Y 
an arrangement which, as under the old Napoleon, 
would take a large slice from Prussia ! 4Ye are | 
very confident that Louis Napoleon has some pohn- | 
cal views which be keeps to himself, but bears cua- 
stantly hi mind. By-and-by, perhape, Prussia iua> , 
be the - sick man," with France as residuary tega- : 
tee. — [N. Y’. Daily Tiuies. 


a person come with a keen ana nvety recottecuon 
that Jesus Christ died, that he poured out Ins blood 
for us — not that lie gave one bushel ol wheat out ol 
ten, but that he has given up his life, his body to be 
broken, that he did not hesitate to give himself up 
to die. When the Saints remember this, let them 
not say 1 am poor, I am destitute, while they have 
such a friend. 

Do yotf not know that if ever you become pure 
men and women, and have power to work miracles, 
you will do it ilirough the priesthood — through your 
obedience to the ordinances? Hence the woman 
obeyed the councils of the priesthood and gave the 
last ot her meal, and then the power of God was 
made manifest in supplying and recruiting it, so 
that it continued to supply them. The Lord wants 
us to walk by faith so that we can cheerfully give up 
all, even if it be tut only son: we are to continue to 
approximate that point. It is an easy thing to give 
up a tenth. We have not yet come to the shedding 


time yesterday. 1 was unexpectedly detained in 
Chicago 24 hours. At the same time I feel blessed 
in hearing the voice of my brother, and seeing the 
countenances of the Saints in this commodious place. 

I felt like making a few remarks, not that I could 
add to the progressive feeling of the conference, but 
I wished to enter into the same spirit as you have, 
and get the starch and stiffness out of me, and enter 
into the mellowness of spirit I feel you five in pos- 
session of. 

With regard to tithes, as this is the subject, 1 feel 
to make a few remarks this afternoon, as they seetn 
dictated to me at the present time. 

Is there any good grounds for reluctance of pay- 
ing our tithes ? It may be there is, or has seemed 
to he, in the minds of very excellent and worthy 
Saints, though 1 think it owing to their infancy and 
the want of the proper knowledge of God and his 
work. 1 cannot think of any better apology lor the 
Saitils than this. 

Now suppose* we set down an account with die 
Lord, and know how much we oturiit to give hint. 
Suppose we begin with reckoning wlmt belongs to 
n: , und take it and put it on the side we call our 
Own, and lot the Lord have .the , idter. 1 1 he has 
done or accompli- bed any good work by us, let him 
have die benefit ol dint. It ho has organized our 
frames, regulated and given tone and vitality to our 
faculties and all out different senses, by which we 
get good or alum evil, let him have the credit of that. 
To whom belongs the credit ol dm senses ol seeing, 
hearing, feeling, and hand ling intelligently and in- 
geniously < It we did not liaiiie our own litcilllies 
oi anything ol omselves -it in him we live, and 
move, und have our being, set thui down to his credit 
on the balance tilled. If we pursue this subject in 
the way, let u min the oh-inenu \1 hose are 
these ' Did we organize them? Did we ilt'rango 
them dun llu-y are lieiitliful ? Tin- atmosphere is 
favorable to beull.li dii: e a valtmbl 


From Cincinnati — Onward and Upward 

Professor O. Spencer writes, Dec. 2nd, that be 
has in contemplation the publication of a monthly 
magazine from that place so soon as he. can receive 
assurances of support ibai will justify a commence- 
ment. We are pleased with this resolution, and 
hope that the friend:: of science and true religion ev- 
erywhere, and the Saints in particular, will afford 
him that encouragement which his commanding tal- 
ents and laudable purpose so ricltly merit. 

Are there not among the Saints and their friends 
in St. Louis and vicinity, plenty of men both able 
i ud trilling to come to the aid ol Elder Spencet 
and Elder Taylor, aud subscribe for one hundred 


our remoteness : 
lien is tsauiiVstt 
perrise, and in 
cy. by taking t 
power. Learii 
their own 
exempt from to 
tusal to be sub 
often created je 
is not warrant-- 
aitd army and c 
bk- -and just 
where principal 
of aeurrai na! 
government m. 
free goods. 1 
this principle a 

OUT bV o mm^ 

sua agreed. ? 
King of Pi-mss 
eiug privateer: 
agree, because 
donate :o the e 
The proposal . 
teers, !> proles 
private proper 
though euemw 
w» ; but this 
u»g out that p 
.such private j 

tested by tut jc 
powetts ire Eta 
toisvuionul hv 

OC^Ul »JvH33. 


PREMATURE MATRIMONY. 

Marriage is a divine and beautiful arnmgeutec!- 
It was designed by Providence not solely as the 
means of keeping up population, or as a mere secud i 
and economical convenience, but as the blendiog A 
two spirits into one — the masculine representis? i 
wisdom, and the fememne affection. MTten tins# 
is a true spiritual amriity between the two, thee the 
design is accomplished. 

Premature marriages are among tlie greatest evih 
of the times; and it would not le a bad idea ra these 
days of reform if an .uui-mam • ug-in-a-burry sochn 
were instituted. Novv-a-days jaropde leap into the 
magic life circle with no more consideration thaa 
they would partake of a dinner — little thinking that, 
when once iu, they are there until their end cotues- 
There is but little, sometimes uo mutual analvsis ot 
disposition, and comparison of taste and affevHtcut- 
Tltey seem to fancy that if thoie are any diserepaB- 
cies the fatal Gordian knot, which can be setdor* 
cm, and never united, will harmonize all. 

l'he numbers who have Celt tins truth— the u«a- 
U'rs still feeling « to then he.Ws core— are insufe* - . 
la ble. I hey recognize it as the great mistake N 

j 'licit lives, l he chaii >s not to them a silken ewt- 
but a cable of iron, thui tightens around them UK ' : ° 
and more, crush mg out nil hope and energy, su^' 
uiting hate tv«i love, and eatiug out with rust the 
ittttl'v life ot the soul. 

Boys and girls now man y to a greater extern l?* 1 ' 

ev er K-toiv, instead of waiting tiU they becvxne fow 
| giown and manned men and women. The yuW*'lf 
I dandv as soon ns ho g,-n out m short i.wkv 
j t irnls a little furze gathering on Ins upper lip— ^ 
the young miss, as soon ns she emerges iYotil 
nursery and abWevtated Itwks - -think thev me q u -*^' 
itied to assume the most solentti ivs’.sras: tulitiC'' 1 x ‘ 
file. And so it '' l\i " and “ Via" won't consv'-'- ■ 
they post oft' to some Gretna -Green, and thoW rx '' i 
obligation.- that, m ninety -nine eases out ot' a h«W 
died, tlioy never will cease bitterly to repeal- 


eferi to ** one hundred thour- 
Europe,” and l iupload aitei 
.Ur port cvc, W hat 1 and 
!'. in uoidcx and fu an- 
other, cities, id .the. 
ami ■ irorn the black soil ol 
„ .... a hlfft* it" but a 

■ Ti “j,nv.tng r-trange”— 
,rc Icriovn? Surely r. this 
,l ala mi to i the .?d, 000, 000 O.t 


1 fijn.-eri years 
ii tin.- Saints in 


Ii- Hein. 1 he 
ear lie with all it- jn-od lUUiun-:. iim Iritu-i, vegetables, 
llowevc, fn , :>lioul(l iiIIvlIji- pul down in he liivur; 
n l III if Oe vurttlmin the imhjcel, "'hull We nut find that 
I'lilsch •::> ill :u l Olite- |rom him. The |HVpoiidruuiCC 
ol good ilui jii'i Inin m you and tun lui . ei'io inuiv'.d 
from Hun, iiiri niily n, Imi ii i, upheld and con- 
:• l II ltd I, ualnincd b\ Hi- [ii'iwddcni'e ini l Inly Spirit, 
dud il wr bnie j n ii elevnt'-'l vicWi. and notions i >| 
I'igliii'i'Usitcs' tibnvi .1 nut fellmv num, if we have 
Icnriiml tin wirnloni m ilu- fyjuimavici m our siut , ji 
We lielmvutl llui null,, m whom nvn wo mdcbuul Im 
lliln? Wliu bus given mi lepnlitlini'i 1 , mill udluinls- 
leivd the glli u| fniil,, Itui 1 1 ii ii y, and love of righl- 
coutiie'ia ? Did they uriginnti) in om selves or bun I 
li ilia luilei , llion Im (i, entitled to all the bcnvfii that 


;Mi. l'oim.u X-'iJ"' 1 ' ha® reluriicd to h In li'U'liu i 
, lore ,.f biii'ii,, nonth-ctui i oriM-1 ol Sevenih und 

l-’rnnklifi iiVl.liUi: .-.|,V f«: 1"' Will be liii|i|iy to v. nil i'll 
hiu oM fusion if; I in el die jnibiif f-i-nernlly, .mil sup- 
ply theiu on invmublii i. v. tib i.-vurytliing iu dm 
gi 0 ..,-ry hire, mi vill Im i «u by .idvertibi'mv.nl iii un- 
otbei coluiun bull und u. 


me niaervttvv 
and Great Bt 
wsgtort TerriV 
U«S ore tee ' 

KjCVtlUSWiids 


income is $900 

iieu. 


rbt.il. 





\U-tr*fp > tr ~' * 

r/> li-vora.--. I '/- ’A* ;/ -v 

' harm- '-s '. I’rrffer '■ i* eyrbijse 
fan's,; iiir (#*?« '>? *c 

Mm, ■ - afeoM*' jw ? «*< 
sp! the *!*Sft**i7 ’-!feit ftw-J 
sscA (^'■'.‘■t, or -iA*~ 
of ffce ejM» few "rtyrort*, i* 
yarta&y are */m*#nA seri 
blfclg ferfe -T./y i-V^vjVy. 1 
<KW.h ifeW J* to *» «•• • w * 

kitchen -wi on w»w* Wsf! 
the «»»!* '4 iStow* '*kv» .-« •-' 
I.VmK tf&viaag pfot»~ ■■:■ •■■■' 
'HWte, tewmgfhefe •*>’!’■■'! *s 
asd is - w cfepewem .■:' 
we -jritttsw r i» "mi&rfrijsn 
Hut prime *f fife, «x^0»m: 

C-kZn.r.y 'a!/: Mtitnt, - .- ’■ v 
slatURr. «wi m.iW 1 ,. 

It w-vaM V: cpiee dnysArt 

fojijr lie .Trakttiwi-, « J65«« 

te>ri( fttow fee** rir.rui zi:s*r. 
They rnn ‘fie soiy , 'S'-TTSyi 5 
the Ki.r-d. Awl fife rsswfc 
tend ami -wife Tk*«* a* 
pepake w the ieerdi twav. xr 
•safe $tsp&ai Xbi COMBI. a® 
•work! «JBWrd srad g&arfefi 
We Trunk! list ce 'Stjisnu 
ike riratftwir.n « rr--4rrsa^e, 
beneficent- But --:*ry 
Let td se Vrsv* ~s«;e p*:r 
tie ger.-Je <vre nr* k*«b? 
have Hint, fc is a $afj*-s. - 
pie. wi* have wearkeasi 'k* 
the Vtssksut of tiie ragetie 
iogiy and rruihi.riis, hows, 
time -rich fA an^ert, ne ea 
nered -ip a^aisja eaeh other 
and Joy » -ie ererLrztai?- 
they two itai be w feet 
ria?e — fer if is tie atasria 
Their love xa *ai«e& tssc. a : 
rime-. at* death. ar etesafe 

ItfZlf,. 


Ut.A a thi". ' 

Himtt your lev i»we. I bare «*<»« ■> w-r v , v 
,fe* eouwry, w» «w^eo? with KWer 7 Low** 

H--.it, ,, We iff. St- Lot,,, a. the 

for ao't otf ot"'* "f 

fke, re'll sod '"=« 

,„ UmaO, of Cta»«h ^ l ^ 

ih. tr. *Mi»e mfhrncswrr ir» :f * :, ’ r “o^ ^ 

dtities foll.w,-e/J by Bro. Jferri* ^"^7. %. 
lift#! » food fho of tH« Wd w*,^ 

u*. and tfc«: SaiiJtt felt w» /’ josc«s the l^/rd wssj^d 
,/» to jfive thero ifixei, lUff’it ir^ttt>otitWi, wel *.{• 
,;.|ifii;.i #ftd hej.lt tip, and fee! >0 do tier, r 
rmeti, a* potwibfe in (»■»■, re Therr 'anm» u> > 4 
letter ievliUff fftr-aiitr-g »««»? r—, *, 

heretofore. May O'/) l e/p th«w. <uA all .S„ fM 

Bifi tS)< 

Monday. 4th. Ketwwed to St. leouw; !o»,./. 


o veiled v c hmi ho|fe «! "oul'i ii» Iiuiik *' 1 i" 

Our liistury." 

Urn- * lilt iHt,» i»'n1“ tl,r jcimh .. nl titurtloi . toh- 
beiy, jilinitler. tin 1 niul Htvurd that luive tmuheil the 
bloody |»ri . i u'.tnn . V.'lllr'll out |ii’upl<' lunr . iidui.'d 

in Illinois and Missi.uri. 

Dm know ye, uli ye peoplv ol f inemn.ui, and i.t 
ibo whole v urld. (hot iliese scenes "I blood — these 
indollihln Mains n)>on rVtUt.rieutt history, are ithorije- 
uble luainD ujkjh such ilefamers of Murinon > ltnra< - 
tcr, such fomefiters o( bate, such hypocriticol ynr- 
tcndnl gtmrdinns of public muralti, such blind b-adcru 
of the blind as the Daily Coluinbinn, oml olben itn- 
iI.ti \oiunals, who, while they u»)me to ,(lil J c puhlir 
opmiou. tire thuinsclve the slave.-, ol prejudice .md 
bigotry, catering for a vicioun public mm< — pamp-r- 
ing the basest passions of the vilo, ami are destitute 
of iliese noble mid genetous impulse:, of universal 
chui ilv and good will to muu. wbirl, would e.imbl. 
tliom rightly to lone public feeling, and bold in check 
the turbulent spirit of iKipitlnr eseltetnent to which 
the multitude are, but too prone. 


LIST Ot' At>DNTH TOR TUB I.UM1NABV 


Poptar. briow I Mb bt. 

I •.#«.. N.-.clb fVrnn.l St. 
li, ftnrl 1 It l.lttlftlsl'l. 


■KflV 


you got a IjUu' ineal, mafJam— JUM a muk ivi .r. , 
present necesaity. Any oil ! Ye*. Jew a little of 
both ; all will be used up presently. W ell. w hat did 
he my to this poor Saint 7 l.nhelief whispered, 
don’t you give any of it away, you will want it yoyr- 
celf; he is close-fisted, unkind, unfceling to widow?., 
to take a portion oi heT ltntt pittance and he a man 
at that. Now can you imagine a case where you 
would be in a more trying condition than this? She 
might have said, could he not work for a living as I 
do ; do not take my nieai or oil ', you have hands to 
work as well as I have. Can you imagine a ease 
when it can be more objectional u, have tried a wo- 
man, than after this manner; fait he said, fetch out 
the meal arid oil. What was the result ? The re- 
sult was that the meal and oil did not diminish. 

Some will be ready to say, this was in the days of 
the prophets, in the days oi miracles, but the --aae is. 
different now. Would not this U: the reasoning of 
the world? Don’t they talk the same with regard 
to the ancient miracles and prophets? But have we j 
not the same priesthood now as then ? Is tliere not 
the same power as then— the same God yesterday 
and forever < Will tne power of godliness ever be 
made manifest, but through the priesthood ? Tne 
Book of Doc. and Cov. says that the power of godli- 
ness can only he made manifest through the autcor- 
1 ity and ordinances of the pnestnood. Hat e we to 
; come to this? Is the power of God to pass through 
1 such mere men and ordinances! Why certainly. 


LOOK ON THIS AND THEN ON THAT 

’Tis truly amusing to observe the ease with which 
political navigator, adjust their sails to conflicting 
breezes. A few weeks since the Democrat, of this 
city, under the head of " Mormon War.'’ furnished 
its veadcra a very spicy article, in which it quotes 
and endorses the following, from the Charleston 
Mercury 

“ Why should the Fedctal Government parly and 
temporize, and seek by expedients of conciliation to 
postpone the inevitable conflict y Nothing can be 
gained by delay or concession. To talk of compro- 
mising with Morroonism, or of tolerating it in the 
least repulsive of its aspects, is to insult the reason 
and the conscience of the country. Relentless re- 
pression is the only cure lor die evil, and the only 
policy which the good sense of the public will ap- 
prove. The work should be done quickly. * '* 

It is sound policy in die President to grapple with 
the difficulty at once, and with a resolution to con- 
cede nothing to the pretensions of Mormonism.” 

Violent and hot-headed as iliese editors appear, 
vet even Uiese [muse and give place to a sober 3econd 
thought, for this same Democrat more recently fur- 
nishes us, from the Charleston Mercury, with the 


BRIGHAM YOUNG. 

The famous Brigham Young, the Governor oi 
Utah, and Grand High Priest of the Mormons, came 
near having an inglorious end put to his career, in 
August last. He went down into his well to recover 
a lost bucket, when the kerbing tumbled in, the earth 
followed, and Brigham Young became, for the once, 
a subterranean Saint. But the zeal of his followers 


Storm-.. — By Tefegraph we have news of a. a 
rnendous snow storm, on the din m* t. , throngh.se? : 
northern ajid western portions of V ork State, : 
snow falling to the depth of three feet. A tera 
storm took place on the evening of t he 3d mst- ah 
ing the steamers Mercisy. Troy, Adrian and sen 
other boats. There wai also a terrific gale at = 
ton on the same night. Serh-os disasters to 
j shipping, and numerous vessels at shore. 


most faithful shepherd. Spadeu arid shovels were 
brought into requisition ; the harem ol the buried 
Governor assembled in force to aid the saving efforts 
of the male members of the Hock, ai d, in about two 
i, ours they had the gratification of pulling him out, 
like a forked radish, from his aub-soil bed. He 
preached that night from the text: : It is well with 
me.” — [Albany Register. 

The foregoing luscious tit-bit from some wag of 
the Albany Register, has lately been going the 
rounds in the newspapers, and not wishing to deprive 
any of the enjoyment which its perusal might afford 
them, we have heretofore refrained from noticin g iu 
Presuming that all have had an opjrcrrafiiTfy^of sliak- 
inc their sides over it, wc now take the liberty- to 


THE WAP. IN EUROPE 

Very angry notes are known to have reasit 
passed between France and England or. or.e a4e 
and Prussia or, the other. The design, of these ?•:- 
toco! a is to induce Prussia to d relax.; for ot astra 
the Czar. There is little prospect oi the war -«*j 
terminated during the preseat year. Iu all prafcwi- } 
jty the allies will have learned wisdom fewot-s » i 
commeocernent -ot-the eair.pG.igti la 1955. Thau 
Traread of fighting in the Crimea, at the vgrv -a- i 
oremity of the ftm-sian Empire, they map have 4e- 
terjained to also carry the war into the vial tsrr— 
to attack Russia in a central pla. This can scarw- 

ly \* done without the assistance of Pr.:--. :.-,rcuga 
whose territories the hostile and iuvu-rinTaimv wait 
have to march, as war. done in 1S12. 

Louis Napoleon has n^w an anrry oi ■ .cc hundrec 
and fifty thousand men rn the vicinity of Bcshan:- 

whence they coaid readily march rjen . 


e indeed true what the Columbian intimate* 

tnoaism gaffiert into ’its folds the Myestanc 
graded, f loose wnorn modem Chrisiiauiiy 
o" perish, h.j their ignorance and filth,; anc 
M- the:.. tne American Deseret, and inert 
f in era x. nriving and happy people, it ful- 
xor ja]!, ;u man that mission of mercy whic! 

of the Redeemer was sent into the work 
nplish, sr,4 which vise corrupt systems o. 
Christianity nas failed to effect, 
enr 'f-Aler--' «y know the cause way tlix 
ran indulges in such a train of epithets, wt 
, t-.-p -wf - a little farther : 

. no bi^er ilcnnon yMcy to limit the pa»- 
their holy flocks to the bounds of Etab.— 

5 are vj (e tormed afid dturches established 

e principal cities of the Union, 
reductive pleasures of polygamy are W be 
ores a? a step in advance of our present cjv- 
, i . no idle speculation, and tbes-. 

ra not to be done ia a corner. The Priests 
c-a-i- upco the ground, and our largest and 
■ moaaUe public ball is already occupied by 
Suaday service. We know that emigrant:. 
,r. expected to establish themselves in trades 
'-- r \ r hti' the leader are to-day iii 
making prcp,.c:^:. !bf tne.r amvak We 
L , of raeiro-vn body that near 2,00b 

ras'are ulnsady settled i» St. Louis, and into* 
T--. ri i, -a* c s-nreiponding number will toon 


a position 

Russia, it is alleged that this immense force, «&efe ; 
will winter in its prezen-. en-rampmenq is to be seat , 
agains? P.-tr-jD m the spring unless Frederick Wti- J 
liam join the allegiance agal’r.sr -the Czsr. Looit j;,;'- 
Napoleon. if no other uteous ivili do ir, (sndptra- k 
cols are only jaj-er pellets, ) may desire to entice 
Prussia by force. An extension of the war appear., 
inevitable, and, should it take place, who knows but . 
that, when the contest b concluded, a new- arrange- 
went oi European territory may take place, toataeat ^ 
ii.ru under the treaty of Vienna, sa 1515, by wkxt. Sag 
France may fulfill her long cherished, dream ot occv I 
more obtaining the Rhine as one ot its bourararies • 
an arrangement which, as under the old Na pcieora . 
would take a targe slice tionr Prussia ' M e ar? 
very confideni tin*. Louis Nap-ole-oo has score pol»* i . 
cal views w hich L-e keeps to himself, bat bears cen? 
standy in mind. B\--and-by. periiapa, Prussia say | 
be the sick man,” with France as residuary leg*- | 
tee.— [ N. Y. Daily Tunes- 


Onward and Upward 

Dec. 2nd, that he 
ilinri nf a monlhly 
, as lie can rc.eivc 
a cornmiincc- 
■solutiori, nm! 
md true religion ev- 
afford 


From Cincinnati- 

Professor O. Spencer writes, 
s in contemplation tin- publi 
igaziiiu from tliat place so O' 

Euratiees of suppurt ibat will justify 
eot. IVc are pleased with this n 
,pe that the friends of science a: 
rwbern, and. the fidint:, in particular, will 
m that encouragement which hia commanding mi- 
ls and laudable purpose so richly merit. 

Are there- not among ihu Saint?, and theii trien- ; 
St Louis and vicinity, plenty of men '» , k al;le 
,J willing to come to the aid or Elder Spence: 
,d Elder Taylor, and subscribe lor one hundred 
pies of each publication, to he sent m a I*»f ka * e 
r distribution here? Those who arc umvillrng to 
iy in advance, cnh-eiihe l-' pay monthly. 

VVc would by no m-rms limit the prill- nag-- ..i - 1 - 
,, publication to one hundred .01 -‘libel ■, hut We 
ink that nurnk-r, at least, M ould U- raised to : 'art 
Krt, and W. reel BMmmd that il »ll <1.-- im-ney 
lent hymen who prefer •• «> h- Sain.,., lor l«|U.jr 
■„] |, aw , and other healtli-deatroymg and soul- 

■ . . .. ..,.,1 A r ; , , L' me nuid fi-r these Im r- 


tip a tenth. We have not yet come to the shedding 
of blood, though suitie have already come to it. Jo- 
seph and Hyrum have done it : and many others will 
have to come to it. But we must not speak of this 
now ; we will talk of dimes aud dollars. This will 
prove men it brings them the traits of faith. 

How did this poor woman get her meal aud oil 
increased but by f .itli. If such a request was made 
now it would he asked by some, how do l know but 
that lie is an impostor ? How do 1 know that good 
will come out of it ? If you have lived up to your 
baptismal vow, according m the K-st ot your ability, 
and lu-i-ded the teachings given of tin- Holy Spirit. 
If you have cherished that spirit and have not set 
vourself up to be some great one, you will know 
whether a man is un impostor or not. The Spirit 
was gitcu unto Von to lead you into that very truth 
and all other truths. And by it you know how many 
potatoes, beans, cucumbers, uud how many bushels 
of corn mid wheat constitute your tithes 

Render up your tithe ■ then t-- God . let him see 
we 1 1 uve confidence in him and life priesthood, and 
not that iiy are so very captious to ray we do not 
want to put it into your haiidx. w>- want to put *t into 
the liuiiib- of our lleuvehly Father. 

I think we .hull he belter alisfiedto put it into the 
hands of anybody lie authorizes to receive it, and 
especially into tin- hfuiriso! men who art- “et to per- 
fect dm Sail, is and bring u, to dm unity of the faith 
and to u netted knowledge ot the Son oi God. 


to make a few remarks this afternoon a: they seem 
dictated to me »l the present time. 

Is there any pood grounds ior reluctance of pav- 
ing our tithe : I It may he there is, or baa seemed 
to he, in the mind- of very excellent and worthy 
Sain': . though 1 think it owing to their infancy and 
tile want of the propel knowledge of God and ids 
work I cannot think of any heifer apology lor tie- 
Suinls ihun the • 

Now suppose vve .-.ct down an arcoiml with ttie 
Lord and know le'.-.v much we ought to give him. 

ue lie -in with rechoniiii- what helonp to 


pervise, ami ia sotae ws 
cy. by akfeg as a » 
power. Leaving traras 
their own acltocai srset 
euKBft ire® ihstir 
fusa2 ic- be iubjeo-d t-: 
ciVtt creafcJ 
& Lx* wntoctfU -jut r 
aad wmy o«r wstc 
He ziyi < 

wfeeu pdttCiptti u 

& :'-eutrai v..i*ks^ hi K 

gQVvfPJSKfi*' tlii lili-UiiKS « 

tree ges-ds- Effcrti ia 
thi s priuvici* a? swtw* 


u : the cauie for this great 
.ending face which have 

i its stupor, and aroused 
O** j r, :-f war and -.quart 


means ot keeping up population, or as a men 
and economical convenience, but as the Men 
tvv > spirits into one — the uuisaiiine Tepre 
wisdom, and the fementne affectum. Who 
is a true spiritual affinity between the two, tl 
design is accomplished. 

Premaiure marriages are among tire f-rreatv 
of the times : and it would m-i be a ba.i idea i 
days of reform if an auti-tuarry -u -g-iis-a-hatrv 
were instituted. Now-a-dats people leap h 
ntatric life circle with no more comidoratto 
thev would partake of a dinner — little thnikti 
when once in. they are there until their end 
There is but liule, some rimes uo mutual ana 
disposition, and comparison oi taste and at! 
They s.-ern to fancy that it luete arc any dis 
CIO the fatal Gordian knot, which ran be 
cut, and never united, will harmonize all. 

The numbers w ho have felt this truth— d 
hers Mill feeling it to their heart’s core — are i 
In life. They lectvgitfre it ;>> ti:<- great m-J 
their lives. I'iie chain ts not to them a silk 
but a cable of iron, that lightens wound the 
aud mere, crudiuig out all hope and energy 
j luting bate I'm fe-ve and eatirw. vhm with rust l 
umc life el the soul. 

It,-: .and girls now many to a greater ,,x " 
I , ill K-lmc, 111 trad Cl wailing till they b««* 
I ,;io,vn and nittivued wen and wwuv-u. l ue 
| dandy, -i soon »> lie get out ol snout lack' 
unds u liule furze gathering on bis uppet '* 
the voaiig no ..... a . c'. »n a- die ctucigCs *t 

nursery and abluevian-d n.s a - diusk they a 
hied lo assume v - ■• - U ' solemn Ii-sponsibt. 
Inc And so if " I’u” and ■ Ma " won’t < 
they JH’St off to cmc GteUiu-liieeU, aud !:« 
t-blic itioic tliat. ut n-.m-ty-uttitf case* out ol 
died, they novel will ve.ee bitterly to vvpent 


~r> ft*rr 


n<l l* » ill** I^»rd «rthor If hf lifts* 

, uei.umpliahfid uny good worlt by us, let him 
bont-lit ut that. It In- htc- organized our 
legtiluleil and given tom- anil vitality to oui 
... and all oil) dillercnt en. ‘ -, by whieh We 
id or shun evil, let him have ihu rrcditol that. 

0 , „ I, el one the en-dit of tin- sense ■ of meing, 
a, h.-cling, and handlin-; intellig'-iwJy and in- 
,’j v t || we did not Ilium- our own faculties 
thing nl uiifstilve it in him vve live, and 
mid h i •- our luting, act that down to hi. credit 
bfluucu tilled, l! wo pursue tin. subject iu 
•ay, 1,-t li ■ tali, tlm eli inenb. W'lio«i- are 

JJid we organize ihi-m' Did we Ulltniee 
,, hurt tl,,-; are In.'Ulllfid 1 Tl.e ulmo-.pliefi- it 

1, |,. I, I lii-ultli till. It I v doable item. Tim 

,.. jl|, ill |l- productions, it' Iiuu i, vegetables, 

., should all. til- put down in In' IttVol , 
i onliriUe ihc Itbji-i-l, ball v. ' not find illIU 

id .o i.oinu;- from him The |'"T I ' t ’nmce 

„| || I Mini, IU you and mil lilt i iriy, mated 


out .-'.-vonaniut to au ts 
.:r agr-.a-d N. ocher p 
King of i’t asara yzopos 
ring priranustnog. But 
agree. Srcawe 
ticuaw -o the ovuial h , 
The liv-piei to .sirntn 
leers, is pie-otissdly ..-u 
wax:? prvivin unc 


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NVMBE.lt III 


ST. LOUIS UMMRl- -SJTIIiDU, DUriSMIUSli !l. 1x54 


k tVv uvo result ot U\i\e\ Tho lov the jmujkvso of vummi^ atul establishing the lute 


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hall -worn and the evening jvatly v.uvK develop tvul 
cJiMiutev. Under the exhilarating mthienoe of ihe 
el o . the , ' re of lights, and the merry quilt and 
i,-hv, the disdlnte voting man may appear amiable, 
un.i ihe slatternly >eoM lovable. Matehes made at 
sneh places, ot under simtlai covuvnsinncvs, are not 
of the class that originate in lieawn l'ltey more 
gwievalix are oonoesved in the opposite place, and 
bring forth only iniquity, 'he true way to learn 
each other is to do it at home, in the parlor, in the 
kitchen and on occasions that test the temper. \\ e see 
tire resnh of these unions in tho almost daily dnorees 
that are taking place — m the running' away of hus- 
bands, leaving their wives anti children to starve ■ 
and in the elopenrenv of wives. Not only this, but 
wo witness it in broken-spirited men. tirade old in 
the prime of life, straggling on for more food and 
clothing and shelter, turd in women, cross, dirty, 
sluttish ami wrinkled. 

U would be quite impossible for us to depict t'aith- 
iidly tire multitude of physical and mom' evils that 
result from those siutnl allianees, tor sindt! they a,*.'. 
They rain tire body, corner ihe morals, a 1 stultify 
the mind. And the result dees not stop with hus- 
band ami wile. There are lire children. They 
partake of the feebleness and vices ot tiro parents, 
both phvsrcal and moral, and go out into the busy 
world stunted and gnarled, God pity them { 

We would not be understood as 


MOHT) INDIAN MUHDrjrm 


• »•<-. •». i* *•» 

The Suit I it It • ■ mail, untlm ilmige ul iMii/. licll, 
lltli. jllnt arrived, lirili|',in|' slid ii'UV I'll 'll*' I •Hu 
nil , llu' mini mulr-i charge "I .lulili .limn' nil com* 
ing to the , Staten, win attacked, it i • •uppom'il, by 
|niiiii'.Mif Sinus Indian- ii'-iii Drip]' trading pom, 
••i \ mill- • tin . iide nl Furl Laramie, mid all of tho 
men killed, lo-wii .laiiienon, Juinei, Wheeler mid 
Thcmuia Hue-licit. Charles A Kincaid, Irani Suit 
I .like, n pussi'figei, win. ahot mid pierced with three 
or linn urrinvs und loll fur dead. The mail hugs 
were rilled ol llieir l uutenls, mid letieivmll torn open. 
Kincaid rvn • robbed of ten lliouMind five hundred 
doIluiM hi gold. Seven of ihe iriulen were driven all’, 
and one killed on the spot. The mail party (, i No- 
voiubi'f, outward hound, parsed by on the 17th, arul 
found that some traders had taken rare ol the dead 
bodies anil what was left. No escort e.ould bo granted 
ai tho post, and the mail parties of November could 
go no further ilmn Lurainie ; and that ol December 
also returned to this point, with Mitchell's men, who 
brine' ibis sad news to some families in this place. 


FALL AM) WINTER DRY MK»f» 


to in, .oi.n i or. • <n, 

at very LOW PRICES/ 
it i n iHJliVM. cnirs n i (, o a t> 
At No 142 Third 3 '.roe' 

I'r, l»irul.,r-, to Cl n,(ne Mi; XI art. 


vvholr«ln ira<lt‘» viUU.li l faai 
W&*hln*Uii A' runv. 

XiT Or**!' Uarptaiiuf ‘ 
Call aiul «*\juDUir' now. 


against 1 

the institution of marriage. It is holy, beautiful aud j 
beneficent. But let every one take his #m is or none. 
Let not ihe brave eagle pair with tlte stupid owl, nor 
the gentle dove with the carrion crow. Like should 
cave hke. It is a glorious sight to see two old peo- 
ple . who have weathered the storms, and basked in 
the satishine of life together, go hand in hand, lov- 
ingly and truthfully, down the gentle declivity of 
time with no angers, no jealousies, nor hatreds gar- 
nered up against each other, and looking with hope 
ana joy to the everlasting youth of heaven, where 
they two shall be one forever. That is true mar- 
riage — lor it is the marriage of spirit with spirit. 
Their love is woven into a wool of gold, that neither 
mne. nor death, nor eternity can sever. — [The Ec- 
lectic. 


ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUJYDPV 


P A B E B W A B E H o 1 

Established A D. 1 S 40 


TUNNEL UNDER THE OHIO. 

-• Tbe Louisville Journal has an article upon the 
prospects and feasibility ot' the construction of a tuu- 
nei under the Ohio river at Louisville, Ky., and at 
Jeffersonville, Ed. A charter for the work was 
granted by the Kentucky Legislature, March 6, 
1S54: pH ihe right of way given by ihe city of 
Louisville, and the work forever exempted from tax- 
ation for city purposes, on the 27th of May 1S54. 
The Fan Wayne and Southern Railroad Company 
have accepted the ctiar.er and the release ot the right 
of way; and propose making up the stock, and, if 
possible, to put she work under comract this fall or 


CALIFORNIA NEWS. 

New Yoek, December 2, v. m. 

The Star of tho West arrived at three aud a-ball 
o’clock, bringing 200 passengers and *737,000 m 
specie. Dates from California to November 9th 
were brought down by the steamer Cortez. Among 
her passengers are Senator Weller and Hon. J. A. 
MeDougnli. The news is of very little importance. 
Little or no change in eommereiu 1 matters. Galego 
and Haxall flour closed at $12 50 to S12 75. Ad- 
amantine candles 42 1-2 to 43. Clear bacon 16c ; 
new hams 16 l-2c; ltud 17c. Clear pork 22c. 

Mining news favorable. Steam frigate Susque- 
-T w r in , r t.i.,.„.l"l" -Xl th October; hourly expected 
at San Francisco, as was also' the Mississippi. H. 
B. M. ship Amphitrite arrived at San Francisco on 
the Sth. The British aud French squadron expected 
to leave soon after the. arrival of the next mail. 
Vacancy in Supreme Judgeship by the death of 
Judge Wells not yet filled by Governor. Various 
candidates spoken of. The most prominent is Judge 


Vo. 1T1 V. E. Corner ui Mackel anl Tlh Scree 

ST. LOOTS, StO- 


■EFJ-S .■on.-.UBUr lor iale.lueii- '-T.rrerr: . 
. dies, Cordial-, Ale. Porr-T. e- .. TcVdC" - ' 


or rdiiroad purposes, with a double track, adapted 
n the use of all the roads ot the ditferent guages. 
it will be 2S !eet wide in the clear, and 17 feet high, 
.ssTjcndir-uaxh , tromtbe centre ot each track. The 
iiching will be oixty feet less than two miles in 
ienrth. The descending grades into the tunnel, at 
ehher end. will be. only eighty feet per mile on a 
sanigbi line. From the head of Uie grade on one 
side to she head of the grade on the opposite side of 
the river will be bat two miles and a-hxdt. The tun- 
nel will bt- consiraaed in the river by excavating a 
channel or ph in ihe rock and arching over with the 
material excavated — limestone rock of the best quai- 


agatnst Indians; urged an increased pav io anny ui- 
fleers ; four new regiments, two new inlantry, tvvc 
mounted men and reform organization army. Reti- 
red list ; promotion in 
ority. Apprentice system tor navy reel 

Additional legislation 


NEW ADVER TISEMENTS 

PROSPECTUS. 


part by merit instead of seni- 
totnmended 


THE MORMON 

■ Iiainc of a weekly journal which will bo published 
city of New York, by John Tatloh, one of tbe 
e Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
inti, formerly editor of the •- Times and Seasons” 
e Nauvoo Neighbor," in the city of Nauvoo ; sub- 
tly of the " Etoile du Deseret,” in the city of Paris, 
and « Zion’s Panier," in the city of Hamburg, 
nv. 

2 MORMON will be devoted to tho cause and mte- 
Uic Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 
11 be tho advocate of its claims— social, moral, po- 
aml religious ; and will also treat upon alt subjects 
tho Editor may deem interesting, instructive, or ed- 
to his readers '; among which will be science, lite- 
and the general news of the dav. Further than 
., has no pretensions, nor docs lie purposo to bo 


also increase- of naval force, 
to promote security of passengers at sea, urged. 

Expenditure of Post Office over receipts of last 
; year, SI .753,000. Renews views of last year on 
the subject of grants ol land for railroad purposes, 
but rather discourages all such projects, \ iews on 
river and harbor; veto promised in another message; 
some judicinl reference urged. Invocation ol Divine 
blessing, aud closes. 

Boston, December Sth. 

The ship Arcadian, of Warren, Mass., from Ant- 
werp io New York, was wrecked on Sable Island, 
November 26th . The vessel was totally lost. Crew 
and Dasseneers saved. 


Sonora, from Panama, arrived. Up to the 1st, 
official returns of the recent election show combined 
Democratic majority of Congressional vote 12,345. 
Col. Woodruff killed in a duel by Achillis Kern. 
Mormons are ordered to leave San Francisco by the 
1st of May. Another insurrection bad occurred 
among die Slate prison convicts; nineteen attempted 
to escape, but were overpowered by their keepers. 
One of the three was shot dead. Wm. Sherman 
elected Comptroller of San Francisco. The Alta 
California urges the establishment ol a State mail 
route across the plains. Admiral Despontes, ot 
Obligardo, had left Guyamaa and 
e object of prosecuting the enquiry 
rath of Count BouLbon. Citizens of 
rging un annexation to that place, 
•r Adams' Exnress to Si. Louis by 


Music — “HAKS 

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rhv’ passIes CTY-tcn 1 . iCCoirvO : 
JL whlAperiag laaiicn - 

See how *lwi uialS Atltrfl 
YPoat la fcf« vrainu 

llOW Ciaiihlft--- ^’>7 CTA v *t» 

AdJ ihta how much be? >>ra- 
With xhal rcypicuviar.'- Hat ' 

ne \\arwvl hhn ftvai the thi-ccy 
As he left gorhiihUa Hal, ; 
But e»3 he rnovta 
On him all r*H. 

Oricvj cat — ’‘No: heavrarx cjc.vr 
TYlih ci attn 1 ra-lUac« se:. 
ArpeATt' more fair io view 
Than youttcr hiatrocs jci l ' 

jy f,\nic by ,v\l was rA<xvl ; 

Ui» bon'd fiwtrlU " uh rp.le : 
While they Actmirni© sartNl. 

He rjdsvxl hi? vc lec Ajuf CGV'lr 

.. Brifijit*, vvuIJ yen havo ai>' *■ 
Aud vcm an eviiul {.v-scs 
Your HA'-* cn Br-'AtrNVix buy : 
Thcbi'i a tew suoru icii—uw ; 


The following items of Congressional news we 
glean from the daily papers of this city up to this ■ 

date. , 

WASUiM-.TOSt.Dec. 4.— Mr. Atchison s letter read 
in die Senate, resigning his post as President ot the 
Senate. Present 37 Senators. Mr. Cass in the 
chair as President pro tern, lor the day. 

House called to order at 12 o’clock. Roll called. 

| One hundred and ninety-seven answered to their 
names. „ 

Chas. S. Lewis, of Va.; Teller and Goodwin, ol 
N. Y.; and Bristow, of Ky., were s-.vom in as new 

members. . , , , ,, 

The President’s message received und read. Re- 
ferred to the Committee of the. whole on the State ol 
the Union. Twenty thousand extra copies ordered 

to be printed. Adjourned. 

The Secretary of the Treasury reports receipts tor 
the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1854, Horn all 
sour-*-. *73,6-1'. '.705. which, with balance, in fn-aa- 
! ur> . |, i July, 1853, $21,942,812, gives total lor scr- 
’ vi,.,. y ea r, *95, 492,697 ; expenditures of tlm year, 
*76.354,690, Leaving balance in tlu- Treasury 1st 
ju(y -.00,137,967. Receipts quurter, ending Sept, 
30'.h. 1861, r * l ,52 1,- 1 . 02 ; uHtimtiie!, for remaining 
three quarters fiscal year, 842,500 ,000. 

The amount of public debt outstanding liist July. 
LWi l wm, 817 , 1 80,606. Tim S.-crcmry iinlu ipnted 
a felling ofl' '<1 '-uisr-im-f, owing tv, the Reciprocity 
treaty und short crops. 

The mrmnge of the United Suites exhibits an m- 
, reuse for the year ol 396892 wm-. lm|s.ri:. lor tha 

yimr, 21L321 ,317 in exees- of exports. 

ibitteri.ig stale of »"• , ' , ' VL "‘ Ut ' X " :i: ' 

H— yugsmm 

{h : 


From ills City Press. 
SYNOPSIS or PRESIDENT S MESSAGE 

Louisville, December 5. 

The President commences by iwticmg the present 
ia.r as on* marked by unusual severity of disease — 
isuirities unpataUeied, and one entire crop being 
k ofl' — still we ar e peaceful and prosperous. Not- I 
our avoiding vatangiit-g alliances, and 
ui remoteness from Europe, an increasing disposi* 
ton i-. manifested by some of its governments to su- 
nerviBe, and in some reiqreet a direct our foreign j»oli- 
-y hy taking .us tu die account adjusting t-alsnce 
rower. Leaving tnuifc-atlanue nations to adjust 
.hen own political system, we assert our right to be 
exempt from their annoying mterlerence. Our re- 
fuasi vo l>e subje*;ted to their peculiar system has 
otven ' lea oc] ieelnut disvratit of our conduct, which 
c- n 1 /. warranvtftl by ouj jolicy. The conduct of n»wy 
slid arrnv and our terrhorad i xpausion losing arnica' 
Ide end tu.--'.- Long expe/rivnee has shown <iu> 
w'hen priU'.'tfx. > poweris ol Europe at war. liar rignis 
of neutral naiioev have been endangered. Our 
g*.<vi'mmen‘. maintain- doctrine that free ships make 
free eoudt. Liforu itave lajen made to establislt 
tbu principle a.c .'nternavionaJ law, by an app 4 ^! »f 
oar Rovermnent to all the nations ol Europe. Rm,- 
sia ugre*a(L No.yther yet finally tiffed, Liie 

Kang o! Froasiii jaoposers tsdditioRat arli'-le rennun- 

chag privateeik^r Rut, bowevi-r, w this we cannot 

*-»aj r Htfv'y t.*> ux> 

tit mate to the extent os ■«, cotmnen^t tolje proujcteu- 
The piupowil to eurrendei u^. nghim employ priva- 
t kkv , fi. pjolct;-j.djy found eo -itoo fie. prmcipk- tliat 
prjvuve property i* -JCvifeivJ mg- .'s - h,-, uiiiIa'j ut.U , 
though erxemte'.. sLrjid he e/.empt Ilea,, , a cage. ft, tJ f 


GREAT NATIONAL HAT STORE. 


TREMENDOUS CONFLAGRATION. 

The whole Row of New Stores upon the District, 
burnt over, a year and eleven days ago, is now in 

mouldering ruins. 

November 22, 5 o'clock, a- >t- 
Two hours ago the alarm of fire was given ; we 
hastened to the spot, and found the fire last progres- 
sing, and too far to be distinguished, which origina- 
ted, as near as cuuld be ascertained, over Marlin s 
Saloon. Near a thousand men were soon on the 
ground, and very many labored with praise-worthy 
exertion t'* save the mevhudise. The. store ot t te 
Messrs. Stutsman & Co. was no far enveloped in 
flames, that but a small portion of its contents wore 
saved, except the goods, money, and valuable papers. 
Messrs. Tootle & Jackson, and Peg mm & Co.worc 
more fortunate, and saved the greatest portion ol their 


the 

INdTOF CORLMHUA HALL, - 

cor ime.unvAY. 

ESTABLISHED tVl'H MARCH. tW3. 
roa -rH£ SALE or 

FINE 5T. LOUIS MADE PEES? HATS- 

FOB $4 RICH! 

i\Mt A 

Ll'STROFS, STYLISH., AND DURABLE St 
DRESS HAL 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL’ 

>Vll .V 

Et lt, FLUSH, OR COTTON t .VV. 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL 
treat x 

FUR OR WOOL SOFT Ft Li HAT. 
GO TO C 0 R INTI A N HALL 
vor .or 

I \F VNT'S V VSUJON ABLE t VNC \ HA t 
GO TO CORAN THl-VN HALL ' 

29? Broadway • 

BIO Id. it vjS*i 


Witt coax', in future, by t-Uo way uic 
noutli, aud us the MORMON will be exn 
tint iimouir the emigrating S.iintn in Lure 
i 0n # of Utah Territory, it will he un e.\e< 
odvortteing for Merchants, storekeeper,,, 
Horse and Cattle Dealers, and Camera i 
on tho route, as welt u» the Wholesale a 
Merchant* In the 

A Hat of the prtoCM u\f staple urttcU'S ol 
eiujtorn anti wentoru cttieu will ho lnwerto 
prlreH current of L'lah iuul i oUloruU ■ 

Teri«« of SnhscripUon-— $2 in fttlvunce. 


JOHN TAYHGlv 


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NT. LOUIS LlUIINAIvV— SATUKI) W, l)l<;( IOiM 1**101 




M-.irriiujo ' houlti never In* the result ol l'i\nr\ I'ii*' 
halNwnn anil the weiring party rarely develop real 
chawirtev. I ndet the exhilarating itriloenee ol the 
dance, the glare ol lights. and the men\ ijtul' and 
joke, the disolnie young man way appear amiable, 
■n.l Jiif slatternly void lovable Malellex made at 
Mich places, or under similar circamMancos, are not 
ot the class that originate in heaven. They mere 
generally are conceived in the opposite place, and 
hnng forth only output J The true nay to learn 
each other is to do it at home, in the parlor, in the 
kitchen and on occasions that tesi the temper. \\ e see 
the resell of these unions in the almost daily divorces 
that are taking place — in the running away of hus- 
bands, leaving their wives and children to starve 
and m tin elopement of wives Not only this, hut 
we w itness it in broken-spirited men, made old in 
the prune of life , struggling on lor more food and 
clothing and shelter, and in women, cross, dirty, 
sluttish and wrinkled. 

It would lie quite impossible for os to depict faith- 
fully the multitude of physical and tuoial evils that 
result from these sinful alliances, lor sinful they :t>e. 
They ruin the body, corrupt the morals, ,> stultify 
the mind. And the result dors not stop with hus- 
band and wife There are the children. They 
jiartake of the teebleness and vices of die parents, 
both physical and moral, and go out into tin- busy 
world stunted and gnarled. Clod pity them ? 

\V< would not be understood as speaking against 
the institution of marriage. It is holy, beautiful and 
beneficent. But let every one take hismufe or none. 
Let not the brave eagle pair with the stupid owl, nor 
the gentle dove with the carrion crow. Like should 
have like. It is a glorious sight to see two old peo- 
ple, who have weathered the storms, and basked in 
the sunshine of life together, go hand in hand , lov- 
ingly and truthfully, down the gentle declivity of 
time with no angers, no jealousies, nor hatreds gar- 
nered up against each oilier, and looking with hope 
and joy to the everlasting youth of heaven, where 
they rw’o shall be one forever. That is true mar- 
riage — for it is the marriage of spirit with spirit. 
Their love is woven into a wool of gold, that neither 
lime, nor death, nor eternity can sever. — [The Ec- 
lectic. 


MOIMI INDIAN MURDBHfS 


• ill , I In * inn iH nil* 1 1 * j rlmr^i! ol John .Jnn/C'o oil, 
mg iii tig] Ninlc><i tvuii mtui:l(i'i|, i( i i luipponcd , by 
puriii-it i, I Sioux Inditmii ricnr Diipjf trutl log pout, 
'iv mill - 1 lln . ■•kIii o| l-'ort Laramie, and nil of (he 
men hilled, lo-wit .linnet, nn, Jiiinei, Wheeler and 

riioimi!. flaelii.'ii. i 'hurlea A Kincaid, Irorn Salt 
Lake, a pus etigei , win. altol mid pierced with three 
nr I'uur arrows mid left Ihr dead. TJie mail huge 
were rilled ol (heireouleiitu, and leHoraall lorn open. 
Kincaid iva robbed nf ten tliouaand five iiundred 
dollni'ii in gold. Seven ol llie inlile '. were driven off, 
mid one killed mi the upni. The mail jmrty of No- 
vember, outward bound, paused by on the 17th, and 
found ilmi home tradun. had taken care id tile dead 
bodies and wlmt waaiuft. No escort could be grunted 
m the post, and the mail purlieu ol November could 
go no further that! Laramie; and that of December 
also returned to this point, with Mitchell’n men, who 
bring thin aud news to some families in this place. 


brnlAr-t, i >i1 t//i> f t vrtMii 

\'/r n*y t lUbii, t/» i<U v, i, , fn-i 
al M/tvt a/j/1 y,el u Mij/pr, . Th>> 
oij'l v/*- I ,• t t ' I • .( 

win u |/f'/jx*rly niipUr/J. 

'jrfr'V'-t "»l« by I. II. MOl.b 
.ir* otAf fo, nri4 by all t > , 

One. 


PALI, MD H IM LK UK V MMIDfy 


• o in. /)U> ron cam, 

A T V B UY b O V/ P R f c £ }j 
•» *• h i >j yt i.; «. . i. i ot v. ip c (, o r> i) 
At ITo. 142 Third Street 
f'r r pTir ntr.ty » 0 /iff iht Store. 

„ wntivr * chj i 


I WILL t>-ll *t|l tny 
out Ihr* 

wliol^airt u*'i <?, v7i*!cl, 
Waublliy.l/rii A venue, 
X^jT at lijrp,* in. 
Call nc4 MLamliio fn/>> , 


MARKET 

KEMP — No iialc report .id. 

TOBACCO — At tbc State Warakoune, 2 hhdn luga of- 
fered nml rejected ; Sqpgequcntly sold nt $ I 3fi eaeb. 
LEAD — No nale. 

FLO CUt — Sale of dOO bbln city nnperfrne, private: 5-1, 
00, and 00 do country mjperlinu, at $7 25; 50 do at $7 20; 
75 do fine and scratched, at $0 50 and SO 75; 1(7 do fan- 
cy and extra, from store, at $7 25; 100 do scratched and 
superfine (Onivego mills) at $7. 

WHEAT — Buyers require time Sales as follows: 
1,073 ulcs fair to good red, at I3Gc all round ; 78 do spring 
at 125c, and 625 do spring and fall at 122 and 140c; 183 do 
spring and prime fall red at 120 and 140c: 95 and 195 do 
red at 145c, and 99 do white at same ; 520 do rpd ot 143c ; 
560 do red and white, private. 

CORN — Sale of 308 sacks white and SO do yellow at 
65e, ndcond-hand gunnies; 100 do yellow at same ; 558 do 
private. 

OATS — Brices improved— sales as follows : 177 and 56 
ska at 43c, ska returned: 120 do, second-hand gunnies at 
44c; 1,400 do, from store, private: 180, 62, 60, 125 and 
452 do at 45c, second-hand gunnies, and 209 and 210 ditto, 
new gunnies, at same. 

BARI.F.Y — 02 sks :d 81 30, exclusive of sks. 

RYE — Small lot at 80c, ska Included. 

WHISKY— 30 and 107 bids at 30.', c ; 100-do at 37c. 
PROVISIONS AND LARD — Sale of 50 bblsmess pork 
nl S12; 7 casks clear olden at 7[c; 19 tea choice country 
lard at 8J-, 31 bids ol 8',, and 170 kegu do at 10c. 
GROCERIES — 20 hhdH sugar at 41. Sale of 500 sacks 


ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUADR1 


FAHEl: W AKEJIOI 
Established A. D. 1340. 


PAPER. 


A. I*. L. U. Co., b&.r lately i :.s‘h -J.- 1 . 1 . ,L • l -,\u' .. ( rZi-.T 0 .‘; •;.y f 

[ ot BOOK and JCEtTJJPAPBil 7i ?I 

I and liave now a complete oerUnu a u/- -•••• inn.'.- ■ . ''.i.-ljs :iu 
Tho y arc also i/ic autbotlxcd agents ot t;*** prit.: . •. 7/t-c f '■ -vl : v . 
tbc United Utatc*', and arc prcpaT*~I to Gllorien : : r-:z. any 
men, at Ea^tcnt prices. 

They ke-p alivayj on band a iJiry -.cppJy el NXV. ; iiOOZ PRII 'Z • 

ISO PAPiin; iS'Xi* CAP, J.ETTEBED, COLOhUt, v. HtX-lLLA 
P.VPER3, CAHDS ned CARD BOARD*, alt .t ... t. • . , . 
inc-.t rcafionabio term.. 

Order* lor -S TK 1 IF. OTTP1 S G .UST> EXOKA i .'O v- .U L ‘ 
tocecnted. 

Editor* or Prints i t4juii«t to e.ubiLii, a n- • r j j, 

O/iltc, will furnlfihtrd vrltn an ^tunaoi !n :• .* • . l- . 7 r*.t'. 

log tbo *toc ot (be paper* or tbc particular : :. ii£uar.'l'7vi ~ .Ct. &:• 

executcJ. 

W'OODTrPE — a lar^e a wrU&cnt alv . - a uaad. 

'’SXjTgIA Type token In cxrJiangc for nt .r ai nlnr ooata per 
S. B. Sort* roppltat to all foni i • .. :b • -lAbUeiznai a; spti 

mm prlct.-?. 

Sov. 22, »fi4. H H. 


TUNNED UNDER THE OHIO. 

•• The Louiscille Journal has an article upon the 
ptaspects .and legibility of the construction of a tun- 
nel under the Ohio river at Louisville, Ky., and at 
Jeffersonville. Ind. A charter for the work was 
granted by the Kentucky Legislature, March 6, 
1S-54 ; and the right of way given by the city of 
Louisville, and the work forever exempted from tax- 
ation for city purposes, on the 27th of May 1S5-J. 
The Fori \\ ayae and Southern Railroad Company 
have accepted the charter and the release of the right 
of way; and propose making up the stock, and, if 
possible, to put the work under contract this fall or 
early in the spring - 'T-tir.--,...,. i ,n v rin-p,- • 

for railroad purposes, with a double track, adapted 
to the use of all the roads of the different guages. 
It will be 2S lew wide in the clear, and 17 feel high, 
perpendicularly, from the centre of each track. The 
urening will be sixty feet less than two miles in 
length. The descending grades into the tunnel, at 
either end, will be only eighty feel per mile on a 
--Haight line. From the head of the. grade on one 
ride io the head of tbe grade on die opposite side of 
die river will lx- bunwo miles and a-half. The tun- 
nel will be constructed in the river by excavating a 
channel or pit in the rock and arching over with the 
material excavated — limestone rock of tin- best qual- 
ity. The work Iu»i been surveyed and the cost esti- 
mated at S 100,000 . it is proposed to raise this sum 
by a cash subscription, no part ol which is made pay- 
able until the whole sum is subscribed- Whenever 
all the stock is taken then it becomes payable in 
equal semi-annual instalments.” 


CALIFORNIA NEWS. 

New Yobk, December 2, r. m. 

The Star of tho West arrived at three uuda-lialf 
o’clock, bringing 200 passengers and Ife737,000 in 
specie. Dates from California to November 9th 
were brought down by the summer Cortez. Among 
her passengers are Senator Weller and Hon. J. A. 
MeDougall. The news is of very little importance. 
Little or no change in commercial matters. Galego 
and I-Iuxall flour closed at $12 50 to $12 75. Ad- 
amantine candles 42 1-2 to 43. Clear bacon 16c; 
now hams 16 l-2c; lard 17c. Clear pork 22c, 

Mining news favorable. Steam frigate Susque- 
•rtiiiinn 7 -MA-j.r.,..^i 11 | l ] i oriii) October ; hourly expected 
at San Francisco, an was also ibe ffitissiasippi, II. 
B. M. ship Ampliitrite arrived at San Francisco on 
the 8th. The British and French squadron expected 
to leave soon after the arrival of the next mail. 
Vacancy in Supreme Judgeship by the ileatb of 
Judge Wells net /ot filled by Governor. Various 
candidates spoken of. The most prominent is J udge 
Fields, of Marysville. 

Sonora, from Panama, arrived. Up to tho 1st, 
official returns of the recent election show combined 
Democratic majority of Congressional vote 12,345. 
Col. Woodruff killed in a duel by Achillis Kern. 
Mormons are ordered to leave San Francisco by the 
1st of May. Another insurrection bad occurred 
among the Stute prison convicts ; nineteen attempted 
to escape, but were overpowered by their keepers. 
One of the three was shot dead. Win. Sherman 
elected Comptroller of San Francisco. The Alta 
California urges the establishment of u State mail 
route ucros3 the plains. Admiral Dcspontes, of 
Fiench brig war Obligardo, had left Guyarnas and 
Acapulco, with the object of prosecuting the enquiry 
concerning the death of Count Boulbon. Citizens of 
Carson Valley urging un annexation to that place. 
California Pioneer Adums' Express to Si. Louis by 
way of Salt Lake, started for Los Angelos. 


BAKER ANJD CONFECTIONER 

So. 171 N. JE. Corner ui 7«lacBr.\ and 7tfc Street. 

ST. LOUIS, ilO. 

JAMES TCBXER 

K LLP7> coruuuUy for aale* Dread, Cracker! of all Slci*, o..-., Cia 
dltM, Cordials Ale, Pc-n* r, s Tctiacr.:. Cigar* 

Nov. 22. fl jc* 


I May l»r Consulted doUy at kls Ootiice. .\o, 121 VISE S* 
between itli A: «5tb. from 2 to • P. M- 
[ AccoriUnc lo well autbcuticaled uUUfaUcaJ r»- pern, one goi - 
•tlx of all th** deatln that oeenr In Korope or .LRig-rlca, arc frrua 

oi ttii \unsa slone, 

JudKioi; from th. aWvo tlaDt, u. . . 

city ot 3t. LouH, at least. 

FIFTEEN THOUSAND 

Individual-*- wbo bav.- dl-ex-:c seated upon tb*d: Iul.; . l L • qcaD*-' :r». 
tbai the Mixllcal Pr.dct.-ion, vriibom exception, are t^aLlo*. • OKcct a*li. 
cast; up*in tboao cn ^Atk, In •eason t»> <' «v-ct a ridlol c. . • : .ii. i - k» ti 
rca-ion why that cIolms ol d^wr. bare proved *ounKcr:aIir Ax 

bcnco ihli new tliccnvory oflen: th? only rn.ean.-t extant le,- uot.-OJc; pt il 
uiohad disease- in iht-lr incipient atafrer, or io time *.ocJfecl a •■vr .' 53» *t 
eryca/c- In all probability, 1 1,000 out oi the c n;:a vr uixy 
prematun* Rrave, by at ouce aval lint* : ;h- U;; •-.*>(.• ’■ *•’. 

Important discovery. 

Parents and Guardiami should submit cvi - iuecu* >:r '.'X a. l; Ixao 
to un lmmcllate evatal nation by this .Vu.- i--*wn 1 1 they ttuvM u-:. 
a rtnjvax-.lbLlliy iloalr.tble to none but lund.-A. Thtjr shc-aW a~i imf.'.-an 
pecuniary cotEldcntii -i - - Utii-r dv:-m tr.uf rcajsns irj bcoeoo if -jw 

would protect those ccuimsuc-l to then* charge rrctn one c-f *.L' m:-: fa- 
tal dlMaii'v.that cxlau u;-.-u thla continent. It they r-i:-'up>:u *5ir.- 

Ily pliviician lo apprise meni or tUa existence c: thli dreadni uiseax-' 
dciTcnd np-m It, not on«i ewe out of a handled will ever recover. n<* > 
of famllhc*, are yon prcp.tr ed to offer those cciciuitfed to yocr n pjxu'A . 
charge a iwcritlco to prrjudlev, when these mcoutrovrrtab.’-. ,u -.* ■ 
fore vouV It !>o, Uio respoiiMbUUv rc-.-tj cnUreJy* with ycu 
Nov. 16, >M. [Uf- 


d.'ty SainUj, formerly, editor ol’ the %i Times and Seasons 
and the ?* Nauvoo Neighbor,” in the city of Nimvoo ; sub 
ecquontly of the “ Etoile dti Deseret,” in the city of Paris 
France, and ‘^Zion’s Punier,” in the city of Hamburg 
Germany. 

THE MORMON will be devoted to tho cati9u and inte 
rcsL of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
oud will be the advocate of its claims — social, moral, po 
liticiil und roligioiifi; ami will also treat upon all subject 
which tho Editor may deem interesting-, instructive, or cd 
ifying to his readers ; among which will bo science, lito 
rnture, and the general news of the day. Further than 
this, he has no prelenoion9, nor does ho purposo to bo 
bound to any particular party or interest. 

To the Latter-day Saints ho would Bay, as hu is known 
to thQjn> and deputed by the Presidency, tho abovo will be 
Hti/liclont. To others : that while he esteorus all honora- 
ble men, and would, by all proper moans, court their re- 
spoct und patronage, he has no promises to make; but 
leaveu himself at liberty to examine any principle, and pur- 
sue ouch a course no to him may seem best, whothor mor- 
al, Hocinl, ucioutilUe, political, rollgioua, spiritual, tem- 
poral, pant, present, or to come. 

The Editor would slate that from his numerous corres- 
pondence In Europe, East Indies, Australia, Pacific Ta- 
lantlii, Cnllforiilu, Utuh, ami other parts of tho world, ho 
hopes to make the MORMON interesting ua a newspaper, 
not only to the Sulnls, but also to his putrona in the Uni- : 
ted Staton, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, tho Isles of 
Mun ami Jersey) as well us in Frauce and Germany. 

Thu Editor would further olato, that nn our emigration 
will come, In future, by the way of the east Instead of tbc 
south, and nu tho MORMON will be extensively clreula- ( 
ted among tho emigrating Saints in Europe and tho citi- j 
zoiim of Utah Territory, it will be un excellent medium of 
advertising for Merchants, .Storekeepers, \Vagon-mokors, 
Horse and Cattle Dealers, and Cftfrlcro in the West und 
on tho route, as well un tho Wholesale and Commlosion 


Music— •• HARK ! ’ 

Tho Hat was on hU Lva— 

Tho pat.-iuk crowd 2 *imlrvJ : 

A whbperiDK mal'Jcn ^aM — 

See how that uiaa-a attirvJ • 

What bcaui.v Jb 1)5* waist. 

How malchl«-3 his crav*t, 

AdU tlrcn Uow tauclr bt’i graced 
With that rvapieuiUot ILvi ! 

He turnoi him frera the thruo^. 

Aa bo led Cortnthlau llaii; 

But ns bo moves aJcap, 

On turn alt glace** i»li. 

Cric't esc — "Not bcawn ! f clear l l lw. 

\NTtb itaro* ra<Uancc tft, 

Appcar.v moru lair :o vj«j-. . 

Thau yonder lustrous Jet ! 

Ita taoie by al! waa raioed ; 

Ul.-» isMcm kweiln with rrkk- . 

Wbtlo they Adnilrlug itascnJ, 

Uc raised b!a voice .aid cxie^i— 
•‘Friends, would you have cvy K-.v, 
And wiu an c.|tul (awe, 

Your n.vta on Broad buy ; 

Tbero’a a (ew uiaco IcXi— tho •acic. 


November 26lh. The 
und passengers saved. 


CONGRESSIONAL. 

The following items of Congressional news we 
glean from the daily papers of this city up to this 
dale. 

Wasiiim.ton, Dec. 4. — Mr. Atchison’s letter read 
in the Senate, resigning his post as President of the 
Senate. Present 37 Senators. Mr. C-aas in the 
chair as President pro tern, for the day. 

House called to order at. 12 o’clock. Roll called. 
One hundred and ninety-seven answered to their 
names. 

Chas. S. Lewis, of Vo.; Teller and Goodwin, of 
N. Y.; and Bristow, of Ky., were sworn in as new 
members. 

The President’ll message received arid read, Re- 
ferred to the Committee of the whole ori the State of 
the Union. Twenty thousand extra copies ordered 
to be printed. Adjourned. 

The Secretary of the Treasury reports receipts for 
the fkeul year ending 30tb June, 1854, from all 
sources, 873,549,705, which, with balance in Treas- 
ury 1st July, 1853, 821 ,912,842, gives total for ser- 
vice year, 895, 492,597 ; expenditures of the year, 
'575,351,690, leiiving balance in the Treasury 1st 
July, 820,137,907. Receipts quarter, ending Kepi, 
30th. 1851, 52 1 ,521 ,302 ; eiilimuleti lor remaining 


From tbc City Press. 

SYNOPSIS OF PRESIDENT S MESSAGE. 

Loc icvu.!.i:, December 0. 

'I ht President commences by noticing the present 
year aa one marked by unusual severity of disease — 
casualties onparslleleff, arid one entire crop being 
cut off — still we are peaceful and prosperous. Not- 
withstanding our avoiding eutanglir.g alliances, and 
our remotenc c: from Europe, an increasing disposi- 
tion is maoil eUed by some of its governments to su- 
pervise, and ui some respects direct our foreign (*oli- 
cy. by taking Us in the account adjusting balance 
power. Leaving tnruu-ailantic nations to a/Jjubt 
their own potiueal system, we assert our right to be 
exempt Irom ti.eir annoying interference. Our re- 
fwsal to lie etibjeeled to their p<>culiar system has 
often created jealoua distrust of our conduct, which 
v- not V.arranleil by our policy. '1 he c.yndwit of navy 
Oiid army and our territoiial expumuon le-irig amica- 
ble and jum. Lffijr ert.erien>:e bun shown 'bat 


TREMENDOUS CONFLAGRATION. 

The whole How <j j\"uw Stores upon the District, 
burnt over, a year and eleven days ago, is now in 
mouldering ruins. 

Novcmbev 22, 5 o’clock, ,v. m. 
Two hours ugo the alarm of lire Wus given ; we 
liustened to the bpot, and found the fire Inst progres- 
sing, mid too far lo be distinguished, which origina- 
ted, us near as could be ascertained, over Martin’s 
Saloon. Near a ihoiuinnd men were soon on tho 
ground, und very many labored with prince-worthy 
exertion to save the merclmdise. The, store ol the 
Meswc. Stutsman & Go. win: no far enveloped in 
llunict,, i hat but it small portion uf ilu content wore 
saved, uxeept the goods, money, and valuable papers. 
Messrs. Tootle 8c Jackson, and Pugram 8c Go. were 
more fuittmale, and saved tile grimiest portion ol their 
goods. Five new hiutmess lioksca were destroyed. 
Upon a Imsly calenlnlitin v c should judge the loss 
would he in tlie region ol #611, 1)00, Stutsman was 
the triust imloiltnmlc, l.oi lakes it lilt,, u philosipher. 
'Die whole spot is Midi in a hlu/e, and goods and 
valuables are promiscuously cllOWcd over ill" Mt‘80lll, 
alleys, and vacant pieces, and arc even pilot! in the 
creek, | Council lllltlls Bugle, 


THE GREAT NATIONAL HAT "TORE 

gv3“«F fOROTHUV H.UiL,_f;i 

eur mu' v u\v v V . 

ESTABLISHED tiTIl MARCH, 1M 
ron tub s.\i,r: or 

FINE ST. LOUIS MADE PRESS HATS 

FOK Si E VtU ! 

FOR A 

LUSTROUS, STYLISH. AND DURABLE SUPER 
DRESS HAT, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL ’ 

FOR .v 

FUU, plush, or cotton cap. 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL' 

FOR A 

FUR OR WOOL SOFT FELT HAP. 

GO TO CORINTLAN HALL' 

FOR AX 

INFANT'S FASlUON.UtU l VNCV HAT . 

GO TO CO U I N TH1 A N H A LL 1 
297 Oroadway ; 

Kv*)- £ 10 HAT j*?.4 


\ A NOIQ LlHM.lu; inn inuiov«U tiimiuro nvm No. til ^aokllu avo- 
iiiio, to tlm vn niUo. fonucilv .a. it|iH by biin, corttcr oi 

urn i\ih| iv.utt.Hn uvruu**. 


G a 1. 1. a G ii r il sc DO . 

Practical Dyorn and .’Scout o»" 

So. m Xt-riS At a.. .’ a ■ ,r, c ill vuw.:. mis ■ s "- ' 

•it. bCtUYPII UHl Ati-l Hb* '•»« b.-Ll* V.-. 
idu oisiui-.t ibtlr arw »»..* .h«*-u» u. 

RitttiT, Otml«itiuru> o .'ii i*. v.Mii ' * • • 

IH'AllV JV\>Alt<^L l>| 

Nov. Is, \‘*t. — - . 


rpin: nab- tin«i> tliRUkful t»r (bo v«t> llbuul i»AtctMi»iio b^tonivl 

J hlut (Huius Uir |»mi year * woaiu wv i«» win imHoui outi u»t 

1 1 1 lli 1 1 1 (•lUU’V.lllV, thm III' Hill B I'M* 1 IIO t'«llf» lo tt’IrtU'l JttlllhlUUvJU III 
ovpiv iitu’HOillBi nrtlf'tM ul UI" c tlolillilmiotu. With tlicrv4kc»1 

(M llllll ' fol pttr- iMlIllg itUMU, Alt. | iNUUIIUKlIolU It I - 1 IP |.ST|H*, WO VUft» 
ijj.'.l |.| . .ritiHIu vn nit unv lioiuv III Hill- Hilo III Ilifl.liv. 

Dp*, u, ;i um ru.vs't i’t t.tiivKut:. 


innitu .imi i.i ouivi') (tin loltotviiifj nritcl*B| rot . »u> low ht 
f'O |t »u t HMfloH'* i Uu n«i;» i bum) o' * 
fKt jmm'UpI'' rtiti (tovormatim .Iavh i 

i J ii in . i in u i ana oliP-vlB linufrliil* Votiui Hi -m ,unt hl..i. ii 
tin it, mu win'll' I'oppot i a a tfti»t'**>Ji 
I .Hr . NtlVUttUft | 4 ll tlll* I lo' » 

.1(1 Whm |'iu r* kfiituml H|»i. - > i Uf' «lo. I .utlli' ;lp,ii. , 
h I ,|«J , lllltal I tl| I Bills | ’•'(> IomTI OllHMI l 
III * *ink' M wi' i M'*'"' I 11,1 i'»ii»'lo Lalrtjlrt.loo AIihom.i. ; 

(> t BS.MltllotHi I vlillllt . t ” . illlit \ l'l 
Mfil.o'.-i \UW «(' > 4 ('.«'>.» .'irtUHituouip | 

miImbmahi* ii iikim. m.vNt'ty i.mi'k 


, Lv*' .'^'VUO IB vAVlliU to I. 
* •* - otto lu\, a vaUvu 0,0 H".' 

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CHILD, PRATT .x. CO., 
niF.un'Kus a mi ii mu.i.m.i. >" >’ 

IN FOIlMlGii ANH l) 0 MK 8 ilC.IIAIIU\VAHK ' 

NO. I iM \ l S M'H» _ nJ 
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jii.it uiiIvimI. hiini'iiij' tin mill )h-\vh • *1 i hn munhu ol 
lip (Uilil'r mull ]Hnly l»y *l“ ! St0O\, on llio I Mill Nn* 
vomlior, twnnty^i\ tmlu III! •’Wo *»l l'’nti £«itriunio. 
rlmiid . Kiijlujiiil, iili'inhlMU*(»! Salt l.nliu T-ity, 
Ijinlly NVOitivJml, noil «»| ifrlOtfiOO in tfuM- 

Tim ImliitiiM Imvi* HWoro thm nothing man'liutl witli 
U. i’j. A* blrnli 


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H*«. os 


ST. LOUIS LUMiiNAKY — SATURDAY, DECEMBER 0, 1854., 


" ' abifey,tuitl wkhholdeih his liaiul. lie is uiuKr con- kind of person with whom he has been brought up: 

WnrtifHl it OlStt Till till. • demualiou. . >v« see the early spring of a civilimi eduction, *w 

T T Does he long for the facilities of the merchant, that, the first wild shoots of rusticity; r 


GOD IN NATURE 

t two 11 H tvo*t wh.r’eor I look 
On natvir*’* pure amt »>n>l ,le book ; 

No dogma" Uor* oondDrtmg jar. 

So creels to *•» the world at war. 

Nor snprnttttlon draw* from then*. 

A faith that mocks our common sens* ; 

But harmoniiiug, here wo find 
That faith with reason is Combin'd. 

Ton thousand worlds through bound!*-*" spa-'*, 
Proclaim His wisdom, power and grace ; 

And nature's laws prove everywhere 
A watchful parent's tender rare. 

No vengeful fury marks His path, 

No traces of eternal wrath, 

But a'H is harmony and love. 

On earth below rfnd heaven above. 

Throughout th<- whole stupendous plan 
Man finds no enemy but man ; 

Benevolence shows everywhere 
A God to love and none to fear. 

Then heaven’s example Still in view, 

Let man to man be kind and Irue, 

And all degrading fears discard, 

Kor virtue is Us own reward. 


Does lie long for the facilities of the merchant, that, the first wild shoots of rusticity; 
he might also become a dealer in the produce of the As lie enters latthcr into tile, his behavior, man- 
world ? Most certainly ; for he is desirous to gather tiers, an conversation all take their cast from the 


A GOOD HIT. 

The very ludicrous manner ih Which many Eng- 
lishmen transpose the letter A, is well hit oil in the 
following poetical efluaion. Neither is this vulgar- 
ism confined to Cockney shire alone, as /some people 


world? Most certainly, lor he m desirous to gather iters, on conversation all take Uieir cast Horn the ism confined to Cockney shire alone, us some people 
from the wealth of die nations to enrich the Zion of company lie keeps. Observe the peasant, aud tbe imagine, for other parts of .England are infected with 
(iod. mid to hruig the treasure of the earth for the man ot education. fite difference is striking. And d ie [ike crudity— even men of intelligence are in- 
inkubitants thereof. yet God hath bestowed equal talents on each. The f ec ted. Such is the force of babit : 

Would he emulate the princely manufacturer in only difference i ts, they have been thrown into differ- petition of the Letter « » ” to the Inhabitant* of Kidder- 
the production of his various articles for trade I Vn- ent scenes of lift- ; and have Imd commerce with miniater— Profreffug : » 

questionably. He is desirous to behold the Saintt persons of different stations. Whereas by you 1 have been driven 

of God independent ol a wicked world that is aux- Nor art- manners and behavior more easily caught, - ouw> £ om - outr> ‘“P** **■>“ 

ious only to betray and to destroy. He would de- than opinions and principles. In childhood and Amt placed by your moat learned socielt, 

sire to s$e die genius, the talent, and the industry of youth, we naturally adopt the sentiments' of those In Jiexile, Aanguiah.amUsnxh-ty ; 

the servants and the handmaidens of the Lord about us. Nav, charged without one iust pretence, / 

brought forth in the production of things necessary And as we advance in life, how few of us think With allt ) a impudence— 

for the comfort aud well-being of The people of God ; fpr ourselves ; How many of us are satisfied with j here lk . man(t full r^ntution, 

and he anticipates u day when, under the blessings taking our opinions at second hand. Aod w yotl ^\ m ,.„d your *el-o-cuiion. 

of the Most High, they shall stand unrivalled in all ■ The great power and force o! custom forms anoth- ' 

things Winch they snail pui forth their hands to do. er argument against keeping bud company. How- Answer of' the Inhabitants of Kiddertutoliiter to fh* Letter 
Is he tm uninterested party in regard to those ap- ever seriously disposed we may be ; aud however .. , »— Grcrfiitg .• 
pointed to administer the laws ol' a community 1 By shocked at the first approach to vice ; this shocking Whereas we've rescued you— ingrate < 

no means. He knoweth that when die wicked rule appearance goes off upon an intimacy with it. Cus- Fron , -, D(fer , - ftV0fl) ,„,i from ’ate. 

the peojile mourn ; and he is desirous that the best tom will soon render the most disgustful thing lannl- p r0lu > or#a p onJ) anf-ing, and from ’aliai, 

and the wisest of the land should administer the laws iar. And this is indeed a kind provision of nultire, Aud coll!M , cra t ei | vou i„ baiter, 

thereof- to render labor, and toil, and danger, which are the And plac'd yon where you’d never be, 

Is he also desirous of a voice in the councils of the lot of mau, more easy to him. I n A onor and in Honesty, 

nations ? It is with a wish to he instrumental in the The raw soldier who trembles at the first eneoun- Wo think yon talking an intrusion, 

enactment of laws in accordance with the will of ter, becomes a hardy veteran iu a few campaigns. Ami shall not mend our elocution. 


9PBAK NO ILL 

Uh apeak no ill ! A kindly word 
Can never leave a sting behind, 

And O. to breathe each tale we’ve heard 
la far beneath a noble mind. 

Full oft a better seed is sown 

By choosing thin, the better plan, 

For if biA little good be known. 

Let's apeak of all the best we can. 

Give me the heart thnt fain would hide — 

Would fain another's faults efface ; 

How can it pleasure human pride 
To prove humanity but base ? 

Nay, let us rcanMt higher mood, 

A nobler estimate of man. — 

Be earnest iu the search for good, 

And speak of all tjie best- we ran. 

Nay, spr.ik no ill, but lenient be 
To other’s failing" as your own ; 

If you're tile first a fault to see. 

It.- not the first to make it known; 

For life is but a passing day, 

\r. lip may tell how brief us spoil— 

Then, O, the little time we stay 
Let’* speak of all tin.- best we can I 

- THE SAINT. 

When we look abroad upon mankind, we behold 
a great variety of characters pursuing various pro- 
fessions or employments, either with an assiduity of 
application characteristic of the present age, or with 
a listlessness illustrative alone ot the individual’s re- 
spective temperament. Hut, with very few excep- 
tions, such is the keenness ol appetite in the human 
family to get gain, and consequent command of su- 
)ierioriiy in the scale of mankind, and an assurance 
of die good things of Lie, tltut, very rarely do we 
find individuals so ciicmnstuuced otherwise than so 
acting. 

We behold the m'erchanl freighting his shi|>s with 


i heaven, and that the purposes of God may be facili- 
tated in bringing to puss Ins strange aud mighty acts 
amongst the nations of the earth. 

Docs he long lor the honors of royalty ; for the 
glory trod distinction of holding the reins of govern- 
ment ? Most assuredly. Empire is stamped upon 
his brow ! He is the son of a King ! yea, of the 
King of kings, and Lord of loids! And he is look- 
ing forward to the possession of a throne more glo- 


Habit renders danger familiar, and of course mdil- 1 
fereut to him. 

But habit, which is intended for our good, may. 


Trass- Art a stic Telegraph. — Mr. Bakewell, 


like othep kind appointments of nature, be converted 0 f England, has lately made a scientific statement on 
into mischiel. The well-disposed youth, entering telegraphic communication between England aud 


into mischief. The well-disposed youth, entering 
first mto bad company, itt shocked at what he hears, 
and what he sees. The good principles which he 
had imbibed, nog in his ears an alarming lesson 
against the wickedness of hn> companions. But alas I 


rious and more potent than the mightiest of earth ; to this serndbility is but ol a day's continuance. The 
a diadem more magnificent than ever circled the next jovial meeting makes the horrid picture of yes- 
brow of earth-born kings ! By the light of.the Spirit lerdhy more easily endured. 

’ of Truth, he is enabled to look back upon the myriads Gilpin. 

of human beings that have been swept into eternity , ,,, , 

in days Ot old, THE JOTS OT POLTOAMT 

“ From bun our Great Ptogemtor. to him 

That latest bowed beneath die stroke of death. The Chigago Tribune has had the pleasure of ex- 

Nuinherles*." aminitig and publishing a private letter from Salt 

and he is conscious of being associated witli the great Lake City, (rom which we clip this extract : 
scheme ot redemption, that shall rescue from the When I came to Deseret, there were not many 
hands ol the Evil One the captives that have long W | J0 wure ; n t |„, enjoyment of more than one wife, 
been bound, and open the prison doors to let tlu- op- an( j lnan y or most of the new comers were opposed 
pressed go free. He is rejoicing in the privileges* lo But us they saw how beautifully and him no- 
ot the people of God, in the [lower and the authority |,j ous [y ,hos6 lamilies lived where there were two or 
ot the holy priesthood, by which lie shall stand n mort . wives, their prejudices gradually gave way, 
Suviour ou Mount Zion, when the kingdom sliull be uu( j nino ng no class was this chaqgc more apparent 
the Lord s. There is nothing too great for Ins con- ,,, women. At the lire sent time, if a vote 


ttons, such is the keenness ol uppetite in the human munoriality and eterimllilV. 

family to get gain, and consequent command of su- Who can contemplate the true character of the son 
periorily in the scale of mankind, and an assurance or daughter ol God, and not feel ennobled? Who, 
of die good things of life, tltut, very rarely do we thnt rightly appreciates his position and the glory of 
find individuals so encttinstanced otherwise than so his high -calling ol God in Jesus Christ, hut must 
acting. turn at^ay from everything that is little and mean 

We In-hold the merchant freighting his slii|>s with with disgust, and seek to attnin lonll tilings that will 
the riches of his own and other lands lor distant' ennoble, to all dial will purify trod prepare tor the 
dimes, watching narrowly die scale of exchuiqje, or high society with which he expects lo mingle ? 
sale, dial his expedition may bring ■ home ife* great- Lei the brethren, lei the niutont, realize these 
est possible amount of profit. .. tilings; for, assuredly as our children, on coming to 

We look, again, upon the inanufaedirer of foreign maturity, become men und women, so certainly shall 
produce building his gigantic establishments, nnd we, if we are bom of God, if we are quickened by his 
employing ins thousands of laborers, many of whom Spirit, and are faithful unto the end until we attain 
toil for a comparative miserable pittance, professedly our majority, so certainly shall we inherit the glory, 
because the employer must realize sufficient profit to of our Great Parent, nnd realize the full fruition of 


die Lords. There is nothing too greut lor lus con- t [ )a|] q )0 won)en At the present time, if a vote 
captions when quickened by die Spirit of God, noth- were i a kcn, upon die subject, I venture to suy that 
ing too high lor his sanctified ambition to aspire unto. n j ne 0U ( u | every ten women who hail livvd here for 
I he eternal Jehovah for his lather, the ever blessed t wo y,,ars, would sustain our present social system 
Saviour for. his elder brother, angels for his compnn- j„ t |,j s particular. They are more for it than the 
ions, power and authority unknown on earth, sever- i men for (ipon nwiiy „f t | le | a „ er ; t entails heavy 
cigniy and dominion among die spheres of the unt-i burdens— though the truth is, our wives in Deseret 
verse, imd all dungs associated with it renewed unfij I|m p e J)0 p rt .t e mions to being fine Indies, their high- 
perfect nature, unstained by sin, unsullied by any- es( ambition is lo help their husbands, and their poor 
thing that can defile, quid nil things stamped with brothers and sisters m thei Lord’s Church. There 


are very few men here fiBo have more than five 
wives, and n large pnrt have but one, while some 
have none. For myself, I have three. Vour cousin, 


because the employer must realize sumcteni pront to 
enable him at all limes to be prepared for the fluctua- 
tions of the market, arising from the bold aud effect- 
ive schemes of speculators. 

Again, we find the heir ol opulence, or he who 
lias nrcnmuluted sufficient gain to enable him to re- 
tire from the more active schemes of commerce aud 
trade, seeking the lumois ol magisterial authority, 
und (to be charitable) we would allow, honorably 
and with honor to dispense die administration of the 
Inws of the laud. 

We look once mofe, and behold the aspiring can- 
didate lor legislative honors, deeming, perhaps, that 
his voice, in the denote of tin- land, would have ait 
influence to adjust the scale of administration tor the 
success of his own system of politics, or otherwise for 
die general good of mankind. 

We look higher still, and behold tlu- sovereigns of 


ol our Great Parent, and realize the lull i t nit ion ol jyjy daugliu-r, Louisa, is engaged to be main 
a perlect existence. t0 a IIlU „ | roln . Pennsylvania, who has aln-ndj 

Let the Saints, then, contemplate the subject ; let \ V if e aiu ] ihree children. It did not entirely int 
them live for these high, glorioun and eternal inter- m y approbation,' lut I did not interpose n single i 
ests, nnd God will bless them, while the nations oi j eut j on) ^ long as she was satisfied and the man ia 
the earth will wonder and be ustomshed ; ior the woul(1 ju , t ^ degree honorable to her, as w 
Spirit that purifies, and consequently beautifies, shall as a dve»tngeoua in a worldly view, 
also make them terrible, und the nations of the world fgow, my deafsir, you will say what is to h.-coi 
shall leave them unmolested, because ot the might -ft ai | (ll is? Levine tell y.ou what has come of it. 
and the glory ol mtih.— [Mdlemal Star. In Deserel ,hero|ue no liliertines with their pai 

,«»»., mours, no houses- of prostitution, no cases of sedi 

^rv tion, or those wlucli disturd the peace of families 

the States, under your laws. Here every worn 
“ Evil communications," says the text, “ corrupts can have what Cjod intended she should — a husha 
good manners. ’ The assertion is general, and no _ a nd every mail that wants to, may hnvp a \vi 
doubt all people suffer from such communications ; And the womari that is the wife of a man who! 
but above all, the minds ot youth will suffer ; which one or more other wives, is more fortunate than 
are yet unformed, unprincipled, unlumished, and she were the only one, for in case of plurality the c 


nations, surrounded with the pageanliry and pomp of ready to receive any impression, 
regal dignity, receiving the acclamations of myriads, But before we consider the danger ol keeping bad 
tin- homage of the great and mighty, who find their company, let us first see the meaning of the phrase, 
ojvn dignity magnified by the reflections of royalty. In the phrase of the world, good company menus 
But hitherto we have looked only upon what we. fashionable people. Their stations in life, not their 
may deem the most successful of mankind ; we might morals are considered ; and, he who associates with 
reverse the [act ure, and turn to die laborious, the un- such, though they set the example of breaking every 
fortunate, the miserable, the indigent, and the vile, commandment of the decalogue, is still said to keep 

und behold enough to sicken humanity ; we might good company. — I should wish you to fix anothef 

I I ,• ir Ji- . • r :..i r • . . i .. • ..... . 


ried Miss S., formerly of Ohio, and she lias charge 
of the education of the children, and attending to the 
clotliing. My ut^jer, which I look three months nco, 
is from near Huihhurg, Germany. Slip ““'cm ifciu 
the duties of her dew situation with wonderlul alac- 
rity, and is very pappy, as are also Sarah Ann and 
Elizabeth. There is noue of that jealousy — that dis- 
position to tear otfi each other’s hair, which you have 
probably imagine! would show itself in such cases. 

My daughter, iLouisa, is engaged to be married 
to a man Irom - Pennsylvania, who has already a 
wife and three children. It did not entirely meet, 
my approbation, lut l did not interpose a single ob- 
jection, so long ns she was satisfied and the marring*- 
would be iu a tugh degree honorable to her, aa well 
as advantageous in a worldly view. 

Now, my deqr sir, you will say what is to become 
ifr nil this? LeUme tell y.ou what has come of it. — 
In Deseret therefore no liliertines with their para- 
mours, no houses- of prostitution, no cases of seduc- 
tion, or those wlucli disturd the peace of families in 
the States, under your laws. Here every woman 
can have what Qocl intended she should — a husband 
—and every muf] that wants to, may linve a wife. 
And the womari that is the wife of a man who has 
one or more other wives, is more fortunate than if 
she were the only one, for in case of plurality the du- 
ties of the house are divided. The children here 
are pretty numerous, I must admit, but this should and 
does contribute tp the happiness of the true followers 
of the Lord, from whom we have learned that our 
duty is to multiply and replenish, But, mark tins : 
there are no illegitimate children iu Deseret, no 
children of slmihfe, who are ashamed of then mothers, 
and o dirgsace (5 any but the lowest society. 


ting his deeds of blood ; but we would choose rather 
to turn to tlu* contemplation of the character whose 
name we have placed at the head of this article. 

And what is he ? He is an individual who has 
rendered obedience unto the laws of salvation, as 
propounded by the great Father of mercies, and in 
consequence of obedience has received of the inllu- 
ence of Lie Spirit of God, even of him who is the 
Father of lights, the great author of all things by 
ighich we are surrounded, nnd to whom the whole 
huuum family are answerable for deeds done ju this 
probationary slate. By the gift of that Spirg he has 
learned the true nature of his standing on this planet 
on which he finds himself, he lias discovered that all 
mankind are naturally aliens from God, that Satan 
reigneth in the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are 
lus servants. But he has also discovered what is his 
true heritage, what are the possessions, that, but for 
sin, were Ids true estnie ; and he now "by the cove- 
nant of the -eternal God knows, if he be faithful iu 
keeping Ins commandments' what are the glories to 
which he is destined. Is lie an uninterested spec- 


the same detestable light, in whatever company it is CHARLIE AND HIS DOG. The following Temperance Toast was given at a 

foihrd ; nay to consider all company in which it is A correspoudlnt of the Preston ( England ) Chron- 'empenroce dinner in Y ahkeeltmd “The revolu- 
tound, be the statton what .1 will is bad company ^ 1V J £ u ?ollowing anecdote: “A good while t * onar Y 1 arm Y au f f ,he co . id 1 wa ! er 1 arni y : l * fr0n ’r 
The three foltowmg classes will perhaps include * ^ ua l,j Charlie had a large dog which drove .‘* ie rtd coat * from our la " d ’ ,l "-‘ ,),he ‘ red 
the greatest part of those, who deserve tins ap- ^ very f on dIof the water, and in hot weather ,toaes - 

pellatton. ■ he used lo switif across the river near which the boy ■ - 

In the first, I should rank aU who endeavor to ljve{ j One daj the thought struck him that it would A friend of the late Thomas Hood's afflicted with 

r^veferion umh ** fun, ° nli * e the do 8 carr y the w«v the same mania , said, with tears standing in his eyes, 

scripture talk blasphemy . n I t ea ie in h ^ t i e( j a atl ft lb r ui the dog’s collar, and ran down “Ah, poor fellow — died from motives of generosity 

amtempi. . . with him to the water’s edge, where he took ofT all — wanted to enable the undertaker to urn a lively 

hi, ctate,, J -hen. hi* h.rf b, dog', 


have a tendency to destroy in us the principles of 
common honesty, and integrity. Under this head we 
may rank gamesters of every denomination ; and 
low and infamous characters of every profession. 

A third ciass of liad company, and such ns are 
commonly most dangerousio youth, includes the long 
catalogue of men of pleasure. In whatever way they 
follow the call of appetite, they have equally a ten- 
dency to corrupt the purity of the mind. 

• Besides these three classes, whom we call bad 
company; there are others wito come tinder the de- 
nomination of ill chosen company ; trifling, insipid 
characters of every kind ; who follow no business — 


tator ol the things that are iranspirmg around him ? are led by no ideas of improvement — but spend their 
By no means. He is a child oi' light, and not of tune in dissipation aud folly — whose highest praise 


darkness, partaking of the Spint of Him who seeth it is, that they are not vicious; — with none of these 4 
the end from the beginning ; lib can look beyond the serious man would wish his son to k< p company, 
uarrow sphere that limits the vision of others, and It may be asked, what is meant by keeping bad 
knowing the purposes of the Most High with regard company ? The world abounds with characters of 
to the destiny pi uicn' uiyl things, he cau behold with this kind: they meet us in every place ; and if we 
an untroubled gnac the changes or convulsions that Keep company at all, it is impossible to avoid keep" 
trtns- ire around bun. ing company with such persons. 

Is he involved in the consequences of the mad ea- It is true if we were determined never to have 
reer of individuals amongst whom de dwells? Does any commerce with bad men, we must, as the upos- 

x .A* ... .... • • x t t * i ■ *. .i e t lit* > 


neck and the bg of string, he went into the water, 
and the dog pulled him across. After playing about 
on file other sid?i for some lime, they returned m the 
way they Imd cijme ; but when Charlie looked for his 
clothes, he could find nothing but his shoes ! The 
wind had blown; all the. rest into the water. The dog 
saw what had ljjrppeued, and making his little mas- 
ter let go the string by making believe to bite him, 
he dashed into, the river, and brought out first his 
coat, and then all the rest in succession. Charlie 
dressed and went home iu histavet clothes, and told 
his mother what fun he and the dog had had. His 
mother told him that he did very wrong in going 
across the river as he had done, and he should thank 
God for making the dog take him over and back again 
safely ; for if tfie dog had made him let go in the 
river, he would most likely have sunk and been 
drowned. Little Charlie said, “ Shall I thank God 
now , mamma ?” Hnd he knelt at his mother’s knee 
and thanked God ; then, getting up again, he threw 
his arm around .his dog’s neck saying, “ 1 thank you, 
too, dear doggife, for not letting go." Little Charlie 
is now Adrrurajj Sir Charles Napier.” 


NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. 


telegraphic communication between England aud 
America. He maintained that such communication 
between the two countries, with a suitable line, was 
feasible, with comparatively small expense. Instead 
of the submarine wire as at present used, he would 
have an iron^wire. double the thickness, and pro- 
tec-»d by gutta percha. He thought a single line 
would cost £40 per mile, which, at 2000 miles, 
amounted to £80,000. The cost or laying down he 
estimated at £20,000, making the whole cost £100,- 
000. . He expressed his confident opinion that the 
project would be shortly tarried out. 


Clock ior a Year. — An urti.st in Philadelphia 
has invented a clock that runs a whole year without 
winding but once. The place of the pendulum wire 
is occupied by a straight watch spring, to which is 
attached a horizontal brass plute, of the size ot a 
twenty-five cent piece, lit the circumference ol this 
plute are inserted six small round bars, from the outer 
end of which depend six henvy leaden balls. This 
whole arrangement turns upon its own axis, the min- 
ute hand moving with it for one minute, when it stops 
and turns iu file opposite direction the succeeding 
three minutes. Each minute requires three revolu- 


Noah’s Ark. — The largest ocean steamships 
(says die Sailor's Magazine) now plying on the 
Atlantic, benr precisely the proportions in length, 
breadth and depth, that are recorded concerning 
Noah’s Ark. The dimensions ol the Atlantic 
steamers ore, length 322 leut, breadth ol beam .50 
feet, depth 28 1-2 feel. The dimensions ol the Ark 
were, length 300 cubits, breadth 50 cubits, depth 30. 
cubits. The Ark, therefore, v- as nearly twice the 
size in length nnd breadth of these vessels-, the cubit 
being 22 inches ; both hud upper, lower and middle 
stories. Alter ull the equipments of lorty-lwo cen- 
turies. which have flujiiwl uiuuw Uiw ILlttg.*, *he 
shipbuilders have to return to the model afforded by 
Noah’s Ark. 


Douolas J t: k hold's Wit. — A Loudon corres- 
pondent of the New York Tribune, writes: 

Is Mr. Hernud known at all to you ? He is the . 
author of “The Descent into Hell." Apropos of 
which, he was once annoying Douglas Jerrold with < 
mportminle questions at un unwelcome lime. — 
Among others, he queried. “By the bye Mr. Jer- 
rold, did you ever rend my '“Descent into Hell?" 
“No sir," replied the infuriated dramatist, “bui I 
should like to stt it.” Douglas dear," "said his wife, 
appealing io him lit a small feminine dispute, “do 
you think 1 am generally Imd tempered t “No, my 
dear,’’ says he, "1 think you are particularly so." — 
A young author, talking of Lamartine, in Jerrold’s 
hearing, said, “He and I row iu the same boat.” 
“Ah I replied the wit, “but not with the same sculls." 


A New Edition or Locke. — Colonel Vaumarell 
of the 30th regiment, had a hundred pair of old boots 
in a box fastened with a huge padlock, and denomi- 
nated “Locke on the understanding." 


In the year 1850 no less than 3884 males, of 
twenty years and upwards, died violent deaths in 
England and Wales. Of these 532 were killed by 
carriages, carts, aud horses, and 110 on railways. 


IM-LEAN-S VOLCANIC OIL MNIlHKN t la WImom,,. 

Jxl ted r.-md)-, awl haa .low moro I*, alleviate human is,* 

any oilier reme-ly over <ti»^>Tefe , l. 

One ur tvru appllcationa will relieve Ijio mart afvdn) tula, l-rulat g, 

W Two"t»ltl«i will ctrauM-eburtl.v, awl heal the f.ml.xi men or tan, aaa 
H will heal Ih*' tuort aeverttlmmor wakl wllleMt aacwr. 

Kvery (amity ahouW. have a supply constantly on hanu. (or use In Uim 

the loUuwioc cairRct ol a leUer. which la Inoanwaiable itxm at 
Its wonderful efflcaoy : 

A BUND MAN HBST()HRt> TO BIGHT. 

J. It. Mct.KAS — Dear Sir: • • • 1 havo been lutlhrlnf (« (oor 

year* with rheumatic wr" eyw, <*■“* al ttnxw aUo*elh«r wind. I ^ 
cured the ad* Ice of »ver.it»hy*lclaiM, bui none ot them coii d do mr tn T 
food. By the advloe of a frt- .Kl I applied your'-Votcanlc OII Liniment, - 
aceordliiy Iu the directions around the bottle, and It baa cum! me penu«. 
Bcndv, 1 have i»«l It Mne* tor lituUea, pains. He., awl It has «|»a„ 
given Immediate relief. 1 live on the mailt ma-1 "gw Vann ilnglra. 

Yours, respectfully, JOHN It. Ald.tUUt. 

county, Ato. 

Foe horws If t* far *n*rkfr to any othtr rwnKdy-for curing tau***** 
brulMu cum, olU,*orws »w<lllugn> fco. .. . _ .. 

Wn then, to all who may I* wttVring ftom r«i> 

at once awl get aaupply. Tbowunda ut bottlea tu*jtfd .ta wtwed ) dan,, 
and Vee have never heard ol a car* where It bs" f»ll«<i \n rtvlnc reher 
when i-topcriy jhplhHl* > 

treptar sale by J. n. MCTJtAX, Ibe proprietor, earner Third and Pin. 
streets, St. l/)Ul", aud by all respectable dealers In M^dlctwa everywlme. 
Dec . ’fid, f*'f- 

GILBAT SALE 

X o v 

FALL AND WLXTER DRV (MNUMk 

TO JJl. SOLD FOR CASH, 

iTTB DOW PRICES, 

OTH IMMENSE STUCK OF MOODS, 

At No. 142 Third Street, 

Preparatory lo Closing the Store. 

kr.HKHT at CRANK. 

Do* . 1 . -w. • I'JCw. 

DRY fiOODS. 

1 1V ILL u-ll ail mv Stock ot g s wd« from tdl» date at prime fort, to 
close out the retail bu.lnevi, aa-l wish loluni all wjemaana luu Uk 
who) real" trade, which I hov^eatobinhed on the Iho comet or Main end 
R aabingrou Avenue. . , . 

jj- Ureal H-.rg sin*, mar !»■ [ookrd lor. In doling oul niv brov, nodi. 
aihI examine uow. 

To W. HOll. * 

Nov. «, -M. [I linn] 


ho suffer in consequence of the principles he pro- tie remarkq, “altogether go out of the world.” B J J — 

losses ( Ur is he threatened through the maiuten- keuping bail company, therefore, is not meant a case xa . ,u„ ] 

ance of his integrity with death ? AU these things uul intercourse with them, on occasion of business, or «mtps » >v mem lfter n thnrmnyb tnnl 

may be allotted him. but with a noble superiority as they accidently fall in their way; but having an . . A . . ’ ‘ . . U f . 

above suffering and calamity, hu flint nes ‘not. foV inclination to consort with themLcbmplying w.th ° 

well he knows that all things shall work together for that ifiaH.Httton-^eeking their company- when wo . ffin. A it* “l 

his good, and that by a faithful endurance of sutter- might avoid it-emering into their parties-and ma- of lhp ^tmiew nw t IdKlV diffLn, 
ing, he is treading m the lootsteps of the Highest, kmg fiierit the companions of our choice. Mixing Jv • ■ 

and the path, though thorny and perilous, is the path with them -occasionally cannot be avoided. eposiww 

of glory. ' The dtujger of keeping bad company, arrises prtn- ^ J 1 

is lie a selfish and uninieresidd spectator of the cipally from our aptness to imitate and catch the one ’ ,u 
condition of his fellowrtnan ? He 'is not. Being iiu- manneri and sentiments of others — from the power 
byed with the Spirit nf Him who sendeth the bless- of eustomryfromouv own bad inclipationa — and froffi IyipoRi 

mgs of Providence upon the evil and the good, upon the pains taken by fire bad to cprirupt us. “Time u 

tiic just and upon the unjust ; he ulso is ready to min- lu our earliest youth, the contagion of roaiiueiB Is “Women 
inter to file suffering and die needy according to his observable. -In the boy, yet- incapable of having mild as rr 
ability, and to do his utmost to mitigate the woes of anything instilled into him, rye easily discover from,i their jMc 
humanity, knowing assuredly that if he hath the hi* first actions, and rude attempts at language, the defy you. 

■ ill *• r 


king fiiem; the companions of our choice. Mixing 
with them occasionally cannot be avoided. 

The danger of keeping bad company, arrises prin- 
cipally from our aptness to imitate and catch the 
manners and sentiments of others — from the power 
of cusiotn— l^omour own bad inclinations — and froth 
tbe pajtis taken by file bad to corrupt us. 

Ill oiu earliest youth, the contagion of uialuteh is 
observable. In the boy, yet- incapable of having 


IfO. 147 MAIN STREET, 

Third 9*0r North of thr Bunk ol MWw-arl, t 

ST. LOUfe. 

D«e.S,’M. Pt 


ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUNDRY 

PARER WAREHOUSE, 

EstabUshad A. D. 1840. 

a, p. i* adIew & co., 

TYPE FOUNDERS AND DEALERS IN PAPER, 

31 und 33 Locust Slr»*«,.Rt. Louts, Mo., 

PKKSS DRl-OT— SHARK AI.I.KV, 

C ALL ih<* aUenileii at Prtnton* and PuMtsbOH to tl-cll rttahiutaumii, 
where will he found *d**ty vartely ot TYPE, PAPBH, INK, l-RIXT- 
1NO FBK88KS, KUIJt, BOKUKllS, FLOWERS, sod every olht r article 
UNctl In a FrmUui; Oillc* . 

A. P. It <5o., have Uu*i y nuulo atfcHUoii* lolttotr aMortsem 

or IHKIK U" I NBWSPAPKR TVI'K, u( lloinv* Inuwrl-I (rota Scotlsnl, 
sod have nn" s roni|4e*e serle*. Ab«, a tii-w wiiw o I German tsee*. 

Ttiej are alMi llieaui|"Hia.'d a*i UI" ol llie |irli«l|.al Type Poutalrte. In 
the United Stair*, ami are prepared lo nil order" .eleotnl liwn an) R»el - 

U The* keepalwa'iaon hand a laiye nupply ol NRWS Snd'BlMJKPBlKT- 
IN« PAPKK; siw, CAT, 1 KTTKKKl), "lll.OHKII, atal AVMI.I.I 
PAPKtts, CARDS and CARD HOARDS, all ol which will he Mild on the 
iuu»( rvAwmjUiif’ «cnu>. u 

Owlet" for SrKVKtrrYPING AND RNtlRAVING wilt toe ptwliptlr 
exccutctl* 

Rililunt or PrlnifTM whlittm U. r*tNlilUh .» M**P*P* ‘ ,r Job Prt«>»ln« 
Oflke, will bv> titriiUbnl with ail tnlimxlr In ilrtall lor thr *-*n»t\ b> •!*!• 
I uk Um> xitr id Hip ur ib»- p*tiu iil*r ftyl*- *imlfiu*iiiHt of wurflt to !>• 
McenM. 

WtMWTYFE— .» lone** uMrtmani *lw«* •*»» hxiid. 

rPoM Tv or UKrti tit oxchangt tut im*w •• winr amh | m imnunI. 

NT H. SurtN 8lll>I>Hre! to rill fMR CMC At thlA rxtublUhm^til At 
i BM ffflcc*. 

Nov. ’51. I* «»• 


The tbllowiug Temperance Toast was given at a 
temperance dinner in Ynnkeeland: — “The revolu- 
tionary army and the cold water army; the- one 
drove the red coats from our land, the other die red 


A frieud of the late Thomas Hood's afflicted with 


“Ah, poor fellow — died from motives of generosity 
— wanted to enable the undertaker to urn a lively 
hood." 


Nineteen coaches crowded to overflowing, arrived 
at Cleveland on the Lake Shore road in one train, 
last Wednesday, containing twelve hundred passen- 
gers. 


REMOVAL. 

F RaNCIB l.HPRRK h ft* rrnwvwl ht« store front No. til Franklin 

nur, u* Ihr pwnkll fortnrrly occupt**! »»y him* odwr ol 

Seventh atbl Fmnkltn ■ w fflfi’ . 

A CARIX 

T HK Sobwribcr, tbetikfui for the very HUtnI polmnsce t>e»i..'wnl 
upon him tlunnp the port >e*r. would «*> to hH pzitnxM aud the 
public KeneraUv, that h* trill no |mUim *u rvwh-r ««Urf mrUon in 

rvrry partlcuiai arttete purcha*rd at bU ^xblbhnient. With IttomW 
fariim* *. for purv'h»«4o« k*xnR. and v«4umoiltdMW More room*, tip *ie «•»»** 
bird to wKupfte with *uy It ' in ottr Uim lu thr « lty. 

I)*. 9t 3 9ot FRANCIS I.KFKRK. 

I N STORK Mid to arrhe. thr rt4F»wtnit wtldri, f.»T- «»lo Ua« cMh : 
60 bait* prime RV-* Ortte * ; 'Ut bar. Laku> ra ; 

60 pocftcetn ahl tovfmtnmt * 

190 hf. chrx.tR and chmD imjwrlai. Young ll> mn «nd Black Tea* ; 
20 bam whole Pewter ; 6 bak* A hpic.^ 

3 o»w Nutinecs i 3 halo < ‘lovtw ; 

SOboxrs purr KnNtsn! Splom; Dhdo. OactlleHoapt < 

6 ca*k> drtad Currants 1 10 bear- Citron ; 

10 cmK* Myrr’s Tobacro f 2A bfcrrrbi LanKh^doo AhnontK* ; 

A caat* tiillot’rt Manilnrs, l-2r axrI 1-4- > 

36 lioxa* baker’s Cocoaf and Chocolatr- ; 

60 Uhm RR. BaMoa. FRANCIS LKPKRK. 

Dee. ». i [Sim 


mm prices. 

Nov. ’51. I* »*• 

BAKER ANt> CONFECTIONER, 

N«. 1TI N. K. Corner of Market unil Till Ktrrrt, 

ST. LOUIS, Mil. 

JAMES TURNER 

T r RKPS astUMIt tel "Ole. Breiul, C racket* ol all kiwis Ctktt, 1*0- 
IV. .11—, Cunll.il., AIN Porter. Hilda, Toltocco, Cl*at», Ac. 

No,.*!. I* *“• 

1)H. W111TK, 

DIHCOVKRKR OF TIIK 

TRUTINORIC “SYSTEM. 

Fdr tkn goniilng^^ Diseasoa of the Chest and 
v.' Lungs, 

May bn l omullrd doily nt hi* OolUrf, No. Idl PIKE St., 
between -llh A* .llh; from *J «o 5 P. W. 

[ A'Xonbmi w«*t AtMtimtK'Jitnl sfallstL :*! report*, one out of rv«o 
•fix ot ail the tSeatlto that urvttr lit Ktuo|A* or AMetlC*» an* tr«MU Jlttuc* 

! of Utr lungs alone. 

JirIkIdk front rtir shove data, there are at the prrtent time with hi Hit 
city of St. I<oui«4 at lean. 

FIFTKKN THOUSAND - 

indlviduala who have ilbtexir aealcxl tl|x»n then luDRe. It fai equally into 
that the Meslical ProfessKiit, ndthoui cxcepUon* ar\' unable to detect flulli* 
ra-r life mi th«oe «>ruaiw In M?atnn to often u radical cure ; and thU la tho 
reaiMtt why that claM of disease# have proved tohntv«rn , ully fntal. And 
hence this new dtscoverr nfftr* thr onh me.nnn extant for deUclIng pnl- 
uniuary dt<eaae% in their Incipient stajlr.', or in time i*> uilVcl a euro in ev- 
rtfcmm. In all prohahilitv, 14.000 *>uit of the above uirntbcr may r*c;*pe a 
premature «n»ve, by at once availing lUem*clvea ot thr tM’iindis of this 
important dl-co'-cry. 

Pa unit, ami Uuardlaus .d»«»uld •vb(ult every mrn»i*cr of Ur«lr famlllci 
to ay tratiirdlate etainlluiUoti by ttn-« Nrw Srntitn it they would avoid 
a rrapopslbiluy dealt. G»lf lo Mttt but initdeia. Tims thouM not vutl'cr anv 
pecuniary conrideratlon to detrr thnu from reaplint Us isenrftts If th**y 
would proiert thaw commit ini to tliclr eirark*' from one of thr. modi fa- 
tal dl-csves Unit rxt*ux ttfinh tht* continent. If Iticy it*ly upon their fam- 
ily phyidciati m apprise them of Un* c\i*leucc of this drvadnil tiltruej 
depend .upon it, not *4te .‘ase out of .» humlretl drill ever recover. He«d« 
of familleNt ure you prepan d tooftrr thov* cocuniUed W your rvapousJbie 
charge a Mcrlftcr u« prejudice, when ilrese Incoulmvertablc facts airttbe- 
hire you? If w* the responUbUUv rvAla euUridy with vou. 

Nov . Id» *64. ' fitf. 

CORINTHIA^T MELODY, 

affusic-*" Nark ! ” 

The Il4t «ji bit his heart, 

The |t4**.tuf( crowd admired ; 

A WhHperlny maldeti said— 

See Uow Hut mnii’.i attired 1 
What beauty In hi- w’alsl, 

How matchlefk |ikR cravat, 

And then how fflnrti he’s Kracod — 

With that rr-p|en<iani Hat' 

He lurnrtl him from the throng, 

At hr Oft Coilhthtati Hc^il , 

But as lie moves AloUflU 
On him all t,‘iance?r hill. 

Cried one — “Nol heaven’s clear blue, 

With starry radiance set, 

Appears more fair to view 
Thun yoiplcr lpstroua jet I ** 

Its fame by all was raised; 

ills bosom swells wlH> pride ; 

While they odnifrlim oared, 

He raised Ills Voice and crlrd — 

« Prlenk, would you have my Joy, 

And win an equal fame, 

Your flats op Broadway buy t 
There’s few more left— the aame.” 

THE GREAT NATIONAL HAT STORE. 

STOP CORINTHIAN HALL,^t 

897 BROADWAY, 

ESTABLISHED titH MARCH, IS49, 

rott tihi: SALE OP 

FINK ST. L0D#MADK DRESS HATS, 

FOR 94 EACH! 

POE A 

LUSTROUS, STYLISH. AND DURABLE SUPER 
DRESS HAT, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

FOR A 

FUR, PLUSH, Ok COTTON C^P, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

FOR A 

FUR OR WOOL SOFT FELT HAT, f 
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FOR AN 

INFANT’S FASinONABLE FANCY HAT, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

297 Broadway ; 

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Practical Dyers and Sooorere, 

No. IIS North 3d»u,3 doors Hum Vlnr,9outh »klc, aud No. 160 Jfargau 
at. brtweeudth and *XU», at. Ixxalw Mo. 

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mimt. tictiUomnis Cob U, FamalOooa, Verls, kc., Dyed, Scoured and 
neatly repaired. 

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its merits, and is to be jilaced on all the arms 10 be D * r - *■ ' ' P 

manufactured fe' them hereafter, the tools at the at- CHILD. PRATT & CO./ 

mories now beilg altered for that purpose, as also a rarotrritRs' and wholbsalr dkai.brs 

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one, and WfP s$xm go out ot use on all nreanns. §j LOUtfS 


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WAGON MANUFACTURER, 

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against their marriage oeitffieates and 


Comer el Broadway and Lebeaumc Sloort, 
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WARN, DOW’S MINERS’ LAMPS, WARRANTED AIR TIOIIT 
9 Wlrr, NMIfc An.. Ox-Oh-iltti. kc.. He. 
c'OOKINO STOVES krpt i on, taint) on hand. Cooking and light tr»»- 
tlllnf Stow. alMOttwr nut-dutng" ailaptod tulto* uw uCRnilgrantatoaklt 
l.akt, California, and Oroson, may ho luimd at No. I** Market *t. bo- 
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.’ftiUoro' amt Ttimcir’ StMais, Caiptntm* and dootwr*’ Tool*, Suudipr.' 
fwvvi and Cboppm, around. 

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O" Tho ownon and agntuof property, rt.amboal rtaw avda, 1«op«» 
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LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDETH IT NOT. JESUS. 


President a right to remove a United States Judge, 
except for illegal conduct or inability ? It is, to say 
the least, a -flagrant assumption of power. What, 
business have they thus to remove our judges ? What 
end have they in view ? I’ll tell you, it is — 

“ Tickle me, tickle mo, 0 Billy do, t 

And in your turn 1*11 tickle you.” 

I have perhaps, detained the congregation too long. 
May God bless you. Amen. 

VOtCNTIE* TOASTS. 

Brigham Young — By vox Dei, and ,by vox papuli, 
the head of Utah. ^ q 

Utah — The fairest daughter of Uncle Sam ; the 
first in tlv nnnals of American history, governed by 
a prophet of the Lord 

Utah — Among (he last, though not least, in Uncle 
Sam’s family. May she in virtue exjel, and ift 
time, among the fair sisters, enjoy a happy Ukiow. 

People of Utah — United we can, divided we can't. 

Mormonism — Bora in ipoverty, cradled in storms, 
and reared in hurricanes, toon’t faint in earthquakes, 

Deseret — As she. is exalted latitude in the tope 


had walked uprightly as they should imvtf done. 

What shall be done ? Let the people, the whole 
American people rise up and say they will have 
these abuses regulated, and no longer suffer political 
demagogues to gamble away their money, but turn 
them out of office to attend to then own business. 
Let the people make a whip, if not of good tough 
raw-hide, of small cords at least, and walk into the 
temple of the nation, and cleanse it thoroughly out, 
and put in men who will legislate for their. good, in- 
stead of gambling away their money, and' trifling 
with the sacred interests of the nation, which have 
been entrusted to their keeping. 

I would not speak so plainly were it not that states- 
men use (he same privilege, and that loo in the halls 
of legislatures. We can never get a republican gov- 
ernment upon any other principle. The object those 
have in view who look and long for the gaudy trash 
of this world should be removed, that men may oc- 
cupy the high and responsible seats of the nation 
who will care for the welfare of the people, and cau- 
not be bought with money, or that which it can pur- 
chase. 

Can the constitution be altered It can; and 
when we get a President that answers our wishes to 
occupy the executive chair, there let him sit to the 
day of his death, and pray that he may live as long 
as Methuselah ; and whenever we have good offi- 
cers Strive to retain them, and to fill up vacancies 
with good men, until there are none who would let 
the nation sink for a con of oysters and a lewd wo- 
man. 

The signers of the Declaration of Independence, 
and the framers of the constitution, were inspired 
from on high to do that work ; but was that which 
was giveu to them perfect, not admitting of any ad- 
dition whatever? No, for if men know anything, 
they must know that the Almighty has never yet 
found a man in mortality that was capable at the first 
intimation, at the first impulse, to receive anything 
in a state of entire perfection. They laid the found- 
ation, and it was lor after generations to rear the su- 
perstructure upon it : it is a progressive, a gradual 
work. If the framers of the constitution, an|d the in- 
habitants of the United Suites, had walked humbly 
before the God who defended them and fought (heir 
battles when Washington was on the stage of action, 
the nation would >,ow have been tree from a multi- 
tude of place hunters, who live upon its vitals. The 
country would not have been overrun with murderers 
and thieves, and our cities filled with houses of ill 
fame us now ; and men eould have walked the streets 
of cities, or traveled on conveyances through the 
country, witiiout being insulted, plundered, and per- 
haps murdered ; and an honest, sober, industrious, 
enterprising and righteous people would now have 
been found from one end of the United States to the 
other. 

The whole body is deranged; and the head, which 
ought to he the seat of sense and the temple of wis- 
dom, is insensible to the wants of the body, and to 
the fact that if the body sinks the head must sink also. 

1 wutit to tell a political anecdote, or at least I will 
tell it so nign that you may guess the whole of it. 
Two fellows were stump speaking for office in the 
State of Illinois ; one of them was a lawyer of flow- 
ery eloquent speech, and the other was a rough and 
ready homespun mechanic, but a man of sound sense. 
The lawyer made his speech in flaming language — 
interlarded it with expressions of sensitive regard for 
the people’s interests. The mechanic mounted the 
rostrum, and says he, “ I cannot make a speech to 
cope with this mart’s speech, but I can tell you what 
he and I want. He v ants your votes; now if you 
will give me your votes, when I get into office you 

may and be damned.” They both felt 

so ; and there are but few exceptions to this practice. 
Office seekers ore full of tricks and intrigues of ev- 
ery kind to gel an office, and then the people may 
i and be damned. 

The progress of revolution is quite considerable in 
every government of the world ; but is the revolution 
for the constitutional rights of the people in progress ? 
No, it is on the retrograde. I know how they can 
be brought back to the people, and the government 
be redeemed, and become one of the most powerful 
and best on the earth. It was instituted in the be- 
ginning by the Almighty ; He operated upon the 
hearts of the revolutionary fathers to rebel against 
the English King and his Parliament, as He does 
upon me to preach Mormonism ; both are inspired by 
Him, but the work unto which they are called is dis- 
similar. The one was inspired to fight, and the 
other to preach the peaceable things of the kingdom 
of God. He operated upon the pusillanimous king 
to excite the colonists to rebellion ; and He still is 


judgment, legislate and govenvrn righteousness ; and 
officers that are filled with peace ; and to see to it 
that every man that goes forth among the people as 
a traveling officer is full of the fear of the Lord, and 
would rather do right at a sacrifice than do wrong 
for a reward. 

What would be the result if this course was adopt- 
ed by the people of the United States ? It would 
destroy the golden prospects of those who were seek- 
ing for gain alone, and men would be sought for in 
fite nation. State, or Territory* who were for the peo- 
ple, and would seek earnestly for their welfare, ben- 
efit, and salvation. We want men to rule the nation 
who care more for, and love better, the nation’s wel- 
fare, than gold and silver, fame or popularity. 

Are there any such in the United States? Yes, 
plenty of them among all classes of men, though 
they have little or nothing to say about politics. 
Many of them are much like one Mr. Hovey, from 
Cayuga county, New York, that I once asked if he 
was going to* the election? “No," he replied, "I 
will never give another vote in the United States." 

I asked the reason for such a course. “ Why,” said 
he, “ they will set up the devil os a candidate for the 
office of President, then set up his apostate brother, 
who has forfeited his inheritance, and run him in 
for the sake of opposition.” There are plenty ol men 
who would do that and worse. The nation, however, 
is not lost yet ; there are as many os five righteous 
men in the city at least. 

Let the people lay the foundation for carrying out 
the republican government which was instituted by 
our fathers, instead of maintaining a government of 
anarchy, confusion and strife. Were this people 
here an independent people, and hod the privilege 
of selecting their* own officers, and I should be cho- 
sen to dictate them in their selections, 1 would watch 
and guard faithfully their rights, and see that tluty 
sclented men who bad not the dimes iu view. The 
motto should be, “if you do not labor for the good of 
the people irrespective of the dimes, we do not want 
your sendees ; for if you labor for the money, yon 
seek to benefit yourselves at the jieople’s expense." 

I make this application and turn it eastward, which 
you know is the way the world rolls. If the govern- 
ment knew what the wants of the jieople were, they 
would take away the salaries of political demagogues, 
and stop their running, and their stump preaching 
from one end ol the land to the other, to make pros- 
elytes to their cause. This would have a tendency 
to put an end to party names, to party jealousies, 
and to party conflicts forever ; and the people should 
concentrate their feelings, their influence, and their 
faith, to select the best man they c«n to be their" 
President, if he has nothing more to eat than pota- 
toes and 9alt — a man who will not tispire to become 
greater than the people who appoint him ; but be 
contented to live as they live, be clothed as they are 
clplhed, and iu every good thing be one with them. 

It is yet in the power of the people of the United 
States to lay a foundatidn for the people to redeem 
themselves from the growing consequences of past 
errors. What would be the result were the United 
Slates to take this covnrse, viz : to strike out that 
clause in the Constitution that limits the services of a 
President to four years ; or the term of service of any 
good man; and continue to revise the constitution 
'and laws as they become familinr with their defects ; 
then reduce the salaries of all officers in all the de- 
partments? Would not such a course revolutionize 
any kingdom or government, and be very likely to 
produce union and prosperity ? 

Are there any more improvements that might be 
made ? Yes. If we are what we profess to be, a 
republican government, there is no State in the 
Union but what should be amenable to the general 
government, holding to the old English rights in 
Rhode Island ; then Congress, with the President at 
their head, could meet, and veto every act made by 
any department of the government, if it was neces- 
sary. So let Congress come together when any of 
the States transcend the bounds of right, and hold 
them amenable for their actions. The general gov- 
ernment should never give any portion of the nation 
license to say they are free and independertt ; this 
this should only apply to the nation as a whole. We 
haven little experience in this kind of independ- 
ence. For instance, the government of the United 
States are willing to take my money for lands in 
Missouri, which were in market, but the people in 
that sovereign, that free and independent State, rose 
up and ritobbed me — drove me from my possessions, 
and confisuated my property to themselves, and the 
general government has no power to redress my 
- wrongs. This is only one instance among many of 
the kind, which I might enumerate to shew the im- 
policy and downright mockery of such boasted inde- 
pendence. While such outrages remain unredressed, 
this nation never should defile the sacred term by 
saying, they have a republican government. 

Tlte general constitution of our country is good, 
and a wholesome government could be framed upon 
it, for it was dictated by* the invisible operations of 
the Almighty. He moved upon Columbus to launch 
forth upon the trackless deep to discover the Ameri- 
can continent. He moved upon the signers of the 
Declaration of Independence, and he moved upon 
Washington to fight and conquer, in the same way 
as he moved upon ancient and modern prophets, 
each being inspired to accomplish the particular 
work he w;.s called to perform in the times, seasons, 
and dispensations of the Almighty. God’s purpose 
in raising up these men and inspiring them with 
daring sufficient to surmount every opposing power, 
was to prepare the way for the formation of a true 
republican -government. They laid its foundation, 
but when others came to build upon it they reared a 
superstructure far short of their privileges, if they 


do not fully understand, aud can in no wise fully ex- 
plain, I shall content myself to talk about it accord- 
ing to the extent of my capacity, and the understand- 
ing I have of the subject, and leave the little I have 
to say with the,peopie. The question, vhat is a true 
republican government, is easily answered. It is a 
government or institution that is perfect — perfect in 
its laws and ordinances, having- for its object the per- 
fection of mankind in righteousness. This is true 
democr cy. But democracy, as it is now, is another 
thing. True democracy, or republicanism, if it were 
rightly understood, ought to be (he government of 
the United States. They might have had that gov- 
ernment long ago ; but as it was said by my prede- 
cessor in the stand, “ Whom the Lord would destroy 
He makes mad ; ” consequently he must take away 
the wisdom of that man, or of that people. No man 
or people possessing wisdom will give vent to wrath, 
for that is calculated to weaken, to destroy, to blot 
out of existence. 

When die Supreme Ruler of the universe wishes 
to destroy a nation He takes away their wisdom in 
the firat place, and they become insensible to their 
own interests, and they are filled with wrath : they 
give way to their anger, and thus lay the foundation 
of their own destruction. To him who seeks to 
save, He gives wisdom, which enables any people, 
nation, or individual to lay the Ibiuidarion for 
strength, increase, and power. When we look 
abroad upon the naiious we tan see this truth veri- 
fied. We see that wisdom is actually departing 
from the lawgiver, and the knowledge, and the dis- 
cretion the judge possessed years ago huve vanished. 
We discern dial the very policy adopted by the na- 
tions to fortify them in strength, is cuiculnted to sap 
their foundations. The ax is laid at the root ol the 
tree, and all nations are filling up die cup of their 
guilt. 

Suppose 1 were speukiug to die sssemblod mill- 
ions of the inhabitants jil die United States, what 
counsel or udvice could be given to them that they 
might regain what they have lost ? Can uny tem- 
poral means be adopted to save diem from din vortex 
of ruin into which they are fast approaoltiug— a doom 
which they can never avert without sincere repent- 
ance? Yes, there is seemingly a human policy, if 
adopted, that would snatch them from destruction. 
What is it? Let the people rise en masse to lay the 
foundation of a wholescme, independent, free, dem- 
ocratic, (as the people call it,) republican govern- 
ment — a government which, if carried out, will be 
perfect in itself. 

Let us look at it in another point of view. Suppose 
this people inhabiting these mountains are broken oil' 
entirely Iroru the nations of the world, rendering no 
allegiance to any earthly power, combined or isola- 
ted ; free to make laws, to obey them, or to break 
them; free 10 act, to choose, aud to refuse, and in 
every sense of the word to do as they please, with- 
out auy fixed order of government whatever, and 
they wish a constitution, a system of government for 
mutual protection and advancement in the principles 
of right, to be framed according to the best wisdom 
that can be found in this community ; I say, let them 
govern themselves by a republican system of govern- 
ment, selecting a man from their midst to preside 
over them. And who should they select to fill so 
important a station ? The best man they can find. 
Should they keep him in office only four years? 
Should they make a clause in their constitution that 
a President shall serve at most for only two terras 
witiiout a vacation in his services ? That is an item 
that should not be found in the Constitution of the 
United States, nor in die constitution made by this 
or any other people. We should select thf best man 
we could find, and center our feelings upon him, and 
sustain him as our President, dictator, lawgiver, con- 
troller, and guide in a national capacity, and in every 
other capacity wherein he is a righteous example. 
Though we find as good a man as there is the na- 
tion, yet we should not lay facilities before him to 
become evil, were he so disposed. Great care should 
be exercised to guard against placing such a power 
at the command of any mortal. 

Shall we give him twenty-five thousand dollars 
per annum, and make him superior to any odier 
honest man in ‘the Territory, State or Kingdom, in 
things pertaining to this world? or lay inducements 
before him to become proud, haughty, and neglect- 
ful of the true interests of the people ? No ; for if 
he is capable of ruling the people and dictating them 
he is capable of taking care of himself. If we can- 
not find a man willing to control and guide us with- 
out our pouring the gold and silver into liis coffers, 
and exalting him above the rest of us, then we will 
take one less capable who will do it for nothing. 

Do you ask why I would recommend this course ? 
I answer, because of the weakness of man. Were 
we to elect a man to preside over us in this capacity 
and give him three, four, five, eight, or fifteen thou- 
sand dollars a year, the streets would be full of dem- 
agogues ; you would see them perched upon every 
ant-hill ; croaking out their stump speeches for this 
or that man to be ruler ; and the paid lackeys for 
each candidate for office, iu the streets, in the public 
places, would be using their influence for their em- 
ployers in their respective circles, and wherever they 
would be listened to. 

Whether such a man as a ruler will do good to 
the people, is not thought of, either by the candidate 
or by liis lackeys ; but the one is after his thousands 
of dollars, and the other after his paltry fee. The 
welfare of the people they do not consider. What 
will be the best policy to pursue for the good of the 
people at large is not in all their thoughts. 

Let the people see to it that they get righteous 
men to be their leaders, who will labor with their 
hands and administer to their own necessities ; sit in 


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REMARKS OF GOVERNOR YOUNG, 

At the Celebration of the Fourth of July, in GIreat 
Salt Lake City, 1854 

1 realize the nature of iny position in rising to 
speak to au assembly of intelligent gentlemen and 
, tidies on such an occasion as the present. I prob- 
ably feel my incapability more than can be perceived 
by my hearers, still my mind is active, and my un- 
der; landing is fruitful, whether I hare ability or not 
to express that which is, in me. 

While my friends have been speaking I have been 
much amused, edified, and delighted, especially in 
having whiggery and democracy so ably illustrated. 

1 do not think they could have been exhibited more 
easily, more naturally, more to the understand- 
ing ol all, and more true to the spirit and universal 
deportment of those lending parties of the nation as 
they now exist, than they have been by my prede- 
cessor iu the stand to-day ; trad I presume I am 
speaking the leeitngs of the greuier part of this as- 
sembly. 

While brother George A. Smith was speaking 
upon the rise and progress of the American revolu- 
tion. a few items tanging in the same line occurred 
to my mind, winch 1 have a desire to express in the 
hearing of this assembly. 

The revolutions made by the Government of the 
Unit 'd Slates, with regard to reul progression gene- 
rally, lire small indeed ; so small tliut it is impossible 
to perceive any advancement. It is true the Con- 
Mituuon lias been revised by the voice of the people ; 
but wherein is it bettered ? Some say it is bettered; 
but us to the light und knowledge that now exist 
with regard to the true spirit of republicanism, the 
revolution is on the retrograde motion. No one will 
question for a moment that many revolutions in the 
United States have become in a great degree popu- 
lar, notwithstanding they have been in many in- 
stances unconstitutional , and m open violation ol the 
statute laws, and have been winked at by the most 
influential officers of the Government. There lias 
been a progressive revolution since the close ol the 
war, but not in virtue, justice, uprightness and truth. 
It has become quite n custom, and by custom it has 
the force of law, for one jiartv to mob another, to 
tear down and destroy Catholic churches, drive citi- 
zens from the ballot box, disallowing them the right 
ol tranchise, and persecute, plunder, drive from their 
possessions, and kill a great many people. Revolu- 
tion in tile United States is progressing, but to the 
true spirit of democracy and the science of govern- 
ment, the revolution I refeT to is strictly opposed. 

IS’ iili regard to democracy and whiggery, no per- 
son can exhibit them belter, aud in a truer light, than 
Judge Shaver has to-day. The general government, 
as, a whole, do not understand truly what democracy 
and whiggery really ore. 

What would my friend George A. Smith tell you 
with regard to these two political bodies which now 
rule over our country, were lie to address you upon 
this subject ? He would tell you that one of them is 
u monster iiaving many heads, and the other is a 
monster having no head at all. The impulse that is 
given to the government is like that of the animal 
creation ; when they are hungry, they are impelled 
to eat, and to drink when they are thirsty. When 
this necessity presses upon them all the sensative 
powers are on the alert to search for food ; all their 
natural impulses to action originate in the appetite ; 
they receive them from the demands die interior of 
tile animal makes upon the creature ; it then becomes 
the duty of the head to search out a method to sup- 
ply these demands with food suitable to the nature 
of the animal, which administers health, strength, 
vigor, growth, and beauty to the whole body. 

What ought to be the government of the United 
Stales ? And what are whiggery and democracy as 
they now exist ? Nothing and a little l£ss. 

1 believe in a true republican government; but 
where is (lie man capable of exhibiting in their true 
character the principles of such a government ? I 
do not profess to be that man, still 1 believe that I 
am as capable to search into the merits of the sub- 
ject, and can understand the general principles of 
true republicanism as well as any other man, though 
1 may not be capable of setting it before the people 
m its perfection.' I can, however, talk a little about 

it. 

Is there a true republican government on the earth? 
There is. Do you inquire, where is that govern- 
ment ? 1 answer, it is here, l am a true republi- 
can, if 1 understand what the term signifies ; but I 
put my own definition upou such terms, for iu many 
instances our lexicographers have widely mistaken 
ideas, and widely disagree upon the meaning of 
words. They iqay trace the etymology of words 
through the living and dead languages to their roots, 
as they suppose ; but there is a great probability of 
their being mistaken still. 

A government that is perfect would be called dem- 
ocratic. True republicanism, and what is meant or 
underwood by true democracy is the same ; but the 
lull extent of true democracy cannot be told by any 
man at this time. In enierirur udou a noint that I 


Firstly — If any maq bp iu this office by purpose, 
he is not in by rights. No boy was ever brought 
up for an editor. No father ever thought, “ I will 
educate my son for an editor." No aspiring young 
man said, “ I will be an editor." It is an accident- 
al succession. Now if you desired to bo an editor, 
lived for it, saw it coming, calculated it a week be- 
fore you found yourself one, you are not in the reg- 
ular line. (Tlris to test our calling.) 

Secondly — If you have any particular friend go 
and embrace him for the last time. For when you 
refuse his advice “ how to make your paper more 
interesting," or exercise the editorial discretion in 
declining an article that he said in an N.' B. you 
may do as you like without the least offence, he is 
off after that offish. (Encouragement.) 

Thirdly — Make to yourself friends of the Poet- 
master General and all the Postmasters in particular. 
(Reasons obvious.) 

Fourthly — Do all the good you c«n and as little 
harm, for these will be your main chances. 

Fifthly — Put away the delusive notion that all 
honest men pay their debts. (Exceptions.) 

Sixthly — Blessed be they that expect nothing foe 
they shall not be disappointed ; as you will, if you 
expect an easy life or rich living. (Instance.) 

Seventhly — Acquaint yourself early with those 
agents who do nothing, and strike them off, and 
those patrons who consider they do a favor by read- 
ing the paper and having nothing to do with them- 
Neither ever yet supported a paper, dnd the more 
such friends it had, the worse for it. 

Eighthly — Reject many of your own manuscripts 
as well as other people’s. 

Nitntbly — Never think you are dime or through 
when you are through. Begin again.' 

Finally, and to conclude — Look out for all tilin g* 
Be prepared to go through thick and thin — espec- 
ially through thin. 


Tbe Gutr ot Bothnia. — There is not an inch 
of the Gulf of Bothnia but we have crossed over, it 
is a very strange place; the effect of the irregular 
refraction ia very singular; the other morning we 
saw a light-house up in the air, and on looking at 
the chart it proved to fully 50 or 60 miles off 
Ships appear when they are nearly a day’s sail from 
them, now with three hulls, now witiiout sails, in a 
moment with a cloud of canvass, now turned upside 
down, and half a dozen ships are over the other, all 
as large as the biggest three-decker; when you 
come up with her she is some insignificant little 
coaster. We are within a couple of degrees of the 
Arctic Circle; the sun does not set .until 10 P. M., 
and rises about 2; we have broad daylight all the 
time he is below the horizon. We are going on up 
to tlte head of thq Gulf, und when there we shall 
see the sun at midnight . — Letter from an Officer in 
the Napier Fleet. 


tstr Dr. P., who is attached to a Parisian thea- 
tre in (lie quality Of a physician, expressed his as- 
tonishment that a man and woman were not created 
at the same time, instead of the latter springingfrom 
the rib of our first parent. A young actress standing 
by, remarkable for the graceful turn which she ever 
gives to the expression of her ideas said — “Was it 


In entering upon a point that I 



which they may hnppeu to feel any serious dubily ; 
at the same ume we shall always bo pleased to leant 
from you your situations and prospects, aud be ever 
ready to give such replies to questions, and offer such 
instructions as the exigencies of the case may re- 

quire. j , ; • l ' 

The Elders from Utah now hi Australia, Hindof- 
tan and the Cape of Good Hope, are at full liberty, 
upon the reception of this article, to tarry in their re- 
spective missionary fields, to extend their labors to 
new fields, or return home, as the Holy Ghost inay 
dictate in their councils, with reference to their re- 
spective joint or individual movements, and all will 
be right. 


now herewith satitb the Lord of hosts, if I will not 
open you the' windows of heaven, and pour you out 
a blessing, that thfere shall not be room enough to 
receive it,” 

Perhaps some may be ready to say, well I^don’t 
object to the principle, for L believe it is a true doc- 
trine; but I doni feel litre paying my money into the 
hands of men for fear they should use' it improperly; 
if Jesus, Moses, or the old prophets were on earth, I 
would not mind trusting it with them, but these men 
are mortal like ourselves. I don’t mind being bap- 
tised by them, and receiving the holy spirit through 
their administration, and indeed, I dare trust my sal- 
vation in their bands, but ray blessed money 1 dare 
not trust with any man 

Oh consistency, \ thither hast thou fled? We 
profess to be children of Abraham ; then let us learn 

As Father Afara- 


MISSI ON ARIES FROM UTAH. I 

The address in Uwday’s paper frmh the first Pros- 
idotiiy to the Mi.-sionnnies from Utah, has been mis- 
laid, and until now our searches for it were fruitless, 
which is our apology to. die oklers for it, appearing 
so lute in our qohupns; it will, nevertheless, In* grat- 
ifying to them: to learn, though late, that vvltlle they 
are engaged hi life seif-sacrificing and arduous la- 
bors ot" love among strangers and in distant climes, 
they are not forgotten in the councils and prayer cir- 
cles of their brethren in Zion. 


ST. LOUIS, SATURDAY. DKC&MBKR 16, 1854 


tended plan ; said Jesus;. “Gather up the fragments 
that nothing may be lost ; " and heroin is conveyed 
liberality and economy — the righteous adjustment 
and application of extremes. He marked but the 
straight line of propriety in all things •• save every- 
thing and lose nothing was the sentiment he breathed. 
He gathered by liberality, and saved by generous 

sacrifice. By goodness and virtue He obtained wis- 
dom from His Father to circumscribe all things and 
render them profitable to the economy of heaven, and 
glorify God the Eternal; by the spirit of His office 
as Saviour and Redeemer, which He obtained 
through obedience to His- Father’s will- He taught, 
both by precept and example, the necessity of adhe- 
ring to the true and everlasting plan of salvation, 
which was in Him magnified and made honorable; 
and Him his Father glorified, and die glory which 
He received He gave unto His disciples, that they 
all might be one who went forth hi accordance with 
the divine mandate, to teach salvation. “ Gather 
my Saints together uuto me : those that have made 
a covenant by sacrifice ; Ps. I., 1. Let the language 


LIST OF AGENTS FOR THE LUMINARY 

bVw Orleans, James Megan-. 

.NustralUe. T>nn , K. W. Church. 

Hurrisnn county, TcXas, Wlfiinm Msrtindsl* 

Milan county, Texas, S. M. Blair. 

PreMon Thomas, Traveling Agent for the South. 
Cincinnati. O., Hon. Orson Spencer. 

Springfield, O., A. R. Wright. , 

Pittsburgh, Ps., B. F. Winchester. 

Kentucky General Agent, J. M. Barlow. 

Keokuk, town, Charles Clark. 

Philadelphia, Samuel Harrison, Poplar, below 12th St. 

“ Anthony Winters, Esq.; North Second St. 
Bluff City> Iowa, Wm’. H. Eolson. and L. O. Littlefield. 
Maquaketa. Iowa, J. Daltytnplc. 

Gravois, Mo., Charles Maxwell. 

Fairfield, lnd... John Wickel. 

Atqiuna. lnd.. Stephen Golding. 


Gov. Young’s fourth Of July' address, which we 
publish to-day froth G. D. Watt’s report in ike Des- 
eret News, and which wc listened to with much sat- 
isfaction as it was delivered in Silt Lake City, 
though spontaneous and unpremeditated as all bis 
discourses are, contain many important suggestions 
relative to the government and institutions of the 
United States^ >o Which we invite the attention and 
consideration pf all our readers. 


Our public works are progressing steadily, but net 
at all times with tlwu energy and speed that we 
could desire ; still the Sainia in Utah are constantly, 
increasing in faith and good works. , 

Lest you may not get full files qf the News, wo 
will add that the foundation .and adobie portion of thu 
wall around the Temple Block are finished, and the 
workmen ore now laying the caping stone, which 
will prepare the wall for the iron railing. 

Workmen are busily engaged, in placing the huge 
blocks of sandstone and fine conglomerate in the 
massive foundations for the Temple. 

The natives are at peace with us, and with each 
other, and the Lord is still blessing us with the 
, choice blessings of heaven and earth, insomuch that 
j we rejoice in His Spirit, in union aud general good 


Aiqiiuia. ma.. oivpui'ti doming. 

Alton, 111!, Henry J. Hudson. 

Csntrovllle, III.. James Kinney. 

Lowell. Mast., Eliakim J. Davis. 

General Agent for Massachusetts, If H. Felt. 

San Jose. Cal., J. M. Horner. 

San Uornidino, Cal., C. C. Rich. 

General Agent for Utah, Hon. Z . Snow. 

Cedar City, Utah, Hon. I. C. Hatght. 

Traveling Elders generally will please act as agents 


a lesson of him upon the subject, 
ham was returning one day from the battle-field, he 
met on his way the King of Salem, who was a High 
Priest and President of the Saints of the church of 
God in all the world (as Brigham Young is at this 
time). The name of this King was Melchisedec. 
He was, moreover, the Lard’s principle agent for 
tithing funds. We are informed that Abraham paid 
hhn'the tenth of all he possessed, but what be did 
with it the Bible does not inform us ; and 1 don’t 
suppose Abraham ever asked him to show his cash 
book, and if he did he Was answered, doubtless, 
“ mfclez vous de bos affairs.” 

Suppose you )iay your tithing to the Bishop, und 
he should act dishonestly with it. would the sin lay 
at your door ? Certainly not ; but the Bishop would 
lie em]Kiwered to judge you and condemn nc * 
cording to die law of the Lord, but you could have 
no jurisdiction whatever ; then judge not Unit ye be 
not judged. Has die Bishop license to do wrong 


LECTURE. 

We auended the Lecture given by Mr. Copway, 
at the Centenary Church, on Thursday eveniug last, 
his subject — ' the Religion, Poetry aud Eloquence 
of the American Indians — wus well handled, but 
his re-marks showed that he had not studied -the re- 
ligious part oft his subject as well os he might have, 
done ; we could refer him to a work that would show 
him where the connecting link between the Indian 
and white man is, and give him stronger arguments 
than the serpents going on his belly to prove it. — 
His next lecture mines off on Monday evening next 
at the same place. 


with impunity ? Certainly not. See Doc. and Cov. 
page 156, 5th section: “And even the Bishop, who 
is a judge, and liys counsellors, if they are not fuidi- 
ful fin dieir stewardships, shall be condenuied, aud 
Olliers shall be planted in their stead.” But how do 
1 know liiut this tithing is a commandment of God ? 
says one. Do you believe that Joseph Smith wus a 
prophet, and that the book of Doc. aud C-ov. contuius 
the revelations of Jesus Christ ? Oh, yes ; 1 believe 
diul with all my heart. Read section 107: “ Verily, 
dtus saith the Loid, 1 require all their surplus prop- 
erty to be pul into the bunds of the Bishop of my church 
of Zion for the building of mine house, and for the 
laying ihe foundation uf Ziou, &o. * * * And 
alter that, those who have thus been tithed shall ])ny 
one letiilt of all their interest unuuulLy, and this shall 
be a standing law with them forever. * * And 

I suy uuto you* il my people observe not this law to 
keep it holy, and by this lutv sanctify the laud of 
Zion unto rue, that my statutes uud my judgments 
may be kejit thereon, that it nmy be most holy ; be- 
hold, verily 1 say unto you, it sliull not be. a laud of 
Zion unto you; and this shall be an example unto 
all .the stakes of Zion ; even so. Amen.” 

No person possessing the Spirit can possibly be 
mistaken with the foregoing. Every oue who lins a 


We find ourself firmly sealed in the editorial 
chair supplied Iron tile establishment of Mr, A. T. 
Riuy, 115 Morgan St., where our friends can not 
only obtain new chairs, hut gets, their old ones re- 
seated, as well us their sofas, nnunll kinds of turn- 
mure repaired. 


From the City Press. 

CONGRESSIONAL. . 

House. — The River and Harbor bill passed at 
the last session of Congress and vetoed by the Pres- 
ident, was taken up on the Oth iust, and lost, yeas 
95, nays 80. The constitutional majority of two- 
thirds of the House not voting for it, it was lost. 

The resolution' calling on die President for infor- 
mation in regard to the object or objects of the con- 
ference of the American Ministers at Ostend &.e., 
was lost on the 6di, yeas MB, nays 83. 

Dec. 11. Sen a ti:. — • A bill has been introduced 
extending the naturalization laws to 21 years. 

The bill of lust session, for die sujiport of the mail 
steamers was taken up. At the lust session it waa 
passed by the House, with a clause requiring the 
Postmaster General to give notice of the discontinu- 
ance of the contract. The Senate amended the 
bill by striking out this clause. The two Houses 
lulled to agree. The bill was laid on the tnble. 

House. — The resolution for manning summers 
aud transport vessels, to carry relief to Dr. Kane's 
expiditions to die Arctic Seas, who has gone in search 
of Sir John Franklin, failed to got the rule suspen- 


<£om$j)oni)cuce of tin fmniiuii'j 


The High Council to all the Saints in St. Louis,' 

and throughout thin Stake of Zion— Greeting : 

Beloved brethren ami sixers, being called of ’God, 
and accepted' by you as the High Council of this 
stake of Zioni, we wish to prove ourselves worthy of 
this high and holy calling, uful of yotu' utmost fnitli 
anti confidence: ; and ns we cannot converse with you 
all personally, us we would desire, we purjiose wri- 
ting you from, time to time such counsels mid instruc- 
tions as we inay deem necessary for your welfare 
aud salvution in die kingdom of our God. 

We wish iti our debut to cull your attention to the 
subject of tithjng. In us much us we have cove- 
nanted in our boo Gom-rnl Conference to observe the 
law of tithing, it is henceforth the duty of all Latter- 1 
day Saints in litis stake of Zion, to ]>ay the tenth 
ol ail they possess, uud the tenth jxivtion of tlieii in- 
come to the Bishop. This low is now as much bind- 
ing upon us as i6 baptism for the remission of sins, 
uud the imposition of hands for the gift of the Holy 
Ghost, or any other commandment of the Almighty. 
This may appear to some a hard sayiug, pnd may 
coll forth the rebellious spirit of man ; and some may 
be ready to say, who is the Lord, that I should de- 
liver unto Him or His servants a tenth of my hard 
earnings ? And how do I know that it is a com- 
mandment of God? “ Oh fools, and slow of heart 
to believe all the prophets,, have spoken” — Jesus. 
Now be not hasty in judging^nor quick in condemn- 
ing — tilings are not at all times us they appear. He 
who has given you an existence, spiritually and tem- 
porally, and lias given you reasoning faculties — the 
gift of hearing, seeing, tasting, and smelling — and 
wbc has sustaliiied you all your life long, is the Lord 
God of Israel;; and He it is' who requires you to live 
by. every word that procecdeth from His mouth. Call 
to mind your past experience in His church. When 
you were baptised did you not receive the remission 
of sins according to His promise ? When the Elders 
of Israel laid- their hands ujton your heads, did you 
not receive the gift of the Iioly Ghost ? Have not 
your sick been healed through anointing with oil in 
the name of 'Jesus 7 Have not your sons agd your 
daughters prophccied by the power of God ? And 
have you not: seen visions and dreamed dreams by 
the same spirit ? Have you not been blessed with 
a positive knowledge that Joseph Smith was a proph- 
et of the Lord, that the feook of Mormon is a revela- 
tion of Jesus Christ, and that this church and this 
kingdom is that spoken of by the prophet Daniel, 
that “ should be set up in the last days and never 
come to- an end, but be given unto the Saints forever 
and ever ? ” - The good spirit within you answers, 
yes; I know tbftt these things are true and faithful. 
Then why hesitate to give unto the Lord that which 
is his own? Is not .the gold and the silver His, and 
the cattle upon a thousand hills ? Then be humble 
and obedient ye Saints of the last days, and honor the 
law of tithing: by honestly paying the uttermost farth- 
ing, so that your heart condemns you not ; for re- 
member God is greater than your heart, and may 
call you hence to give an account of your stewardship 
in a day or hour you think not of. 

Some will say, surely the Lord does not tuke cog- 
nizance of such trivial mutters as whether I pay tith- 
ing or not. Let no man thus deceive himself, for 
trifles moke the sum of life. He that is faithful over 
a few tilings shall be made ruler over many. The 
Lord does not consider tins a trivial matter ; He con- 
demns the disobedient to the law of tithing as cob- 
bers. He once charged His entire nation \vitli rob- 
bing Him ; atid tlmt people were considered the best, 
and were certainly the most favored people on the 
earth. We who are called to be Srtitn.s 


Washington, Dec. 12. — The election of a Chap- 
lain has caused some excitement in die Senate which 
wus allayed by the election of Mr. Sclicer to fill 
that station. 

House. — Efforts are being made to get up a bill 
to nbolish duty on foreign coal. 

Mr. Butler from the Committee of Commerce re- 
ported a bill for the better preservation of life and 
property on the Long Island and New Jcrsy Coasts, 
after considerable debate the bill was passed. 

The House then went iuto Committee of die 
Whole on the Invalid Pension bill which was passed!. 

Washengtoh, Dec. 13. — Senate. — The In- 
vaded Pension bill was received from the House. 
Mr. Badger introduced a bill to increase the com- 
jwusation of Judges pf the Supreme Court and the 
per diem, allowance of niembers of Congress. He 
is still speaking in defence of the bill. 

Mr. Shields gave notice of a bill establishing n 
Marine Hospital at Galena. 

A bill for die relief of Isaac Swain, was passed. 

House. — The projiriety of repealing the usuary 
laws is under consideration. The Committee of tin*. 
Judiciary have Imd it referred io them. 

Mr. Latham mnde a report from the Com.midee 
on Public Lands in favor of extending the terms of 
office of the California Land Comiuiseioueis. 


T&E MORMON GOVERNOR. 

R, igbum Young must be a spirit-rapper, if we are 
to believe his statement as to how he gained wealth. 
In a lecture at the Tabernacle he said : 

•• Tlftmsands of dollars worth of property in houses 
and lands, which the Loid gave me, are now in the 
East in the hands of out enemies. I never said they 
were mine, they were the Lord's, and I was one of 
His servants. When I went to Kirdand I had not 
a cent iu the world, for previous to this 1 had given 
away every thing I possessed, dial I might be free to 
go forth and proclaim the plan of salvation to the in- 
habnamts of the earth. Neither had I shoes to my 
feet, and I had to borrow a pair of p&uts and a pair 
of boots. I staid there five years, and accumulated 
five thousand dollars. How do you think I accom- 
plished this ? Why, die Lord Almighty gave me 
those moans. 1 have often had that done for me 
dial has caused me to marvel. I know as well os I 
know that I am standing before you to-day, that I 
have had money pul into my trunk, and into my 
pocket, without the instrumentality of any man. This 
1 know to a certainty." — [St. Louis Presbyterian. 

Wonder if Jesus was not a spirit rapper? When 
he needed money to pjiy his taxes he sent Peter to 
catch a fish which had in him the necessary coin. 
Whfeii they needed a little more wine at the wed- 
ding, he set them to pour ing out water, and behold 
when they drank it was wine ! When 6,000j>eople 
satiated their voracious appetites oil' his five loaves, 
he gathered tip twelve baskets fragments! 

Elijah must have been one also, lor sometimes Ins 
meals were brought to him by the ravens ready 
looked;. at another time the widow's cruse of oil 
supplied lorn for inondis ; and when he had to flee 
from his country for killing the priests of Baal, an 
angel awoke him from sleep, as he' rested himself in 
Wie woods, and gave him a pitcher of water aud a 
cake baked upon the coals, which meal lasted him 
forty days ! 

His successor, Elisha, was just auother such a one ; 
lor when Ike widow cried to him tor means to satisfy 
her Imsbund’s creditors, who were about to sell her 
children, he set her to pouring oil out of a little pot, 
and the oil continued to run until she had filled all 
her own vesseis-iind her neighbors too, and then sold 
the qil to pay her debts ! 

Think Job must havp been one loo, for God guve 
him much wealth ; and after the devil robbed him of 
all his children and friends, his horses, cattle, sheejp- 
asses, .cash and goods, the . Lord gave him tigfiin 
more than all he possessed before. Indeed Lflle men 
of God, anciently, seemed to be all qf'tlmt son. 
Query: DoeB the Spirit ever rap thy- Presbyterian? 


FOREIGN NEWS’. 

ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER UNION. 

New York, Dec. 11.— -Reinforcements axe sm- 
ving rapidly lor the allies. The bombardment of 
Sebastopol continued. Dates of the battle of the 6tl» 
show 4 English generals and 38 officers killed, and’ 
96 wounded; 442 privates killed, and 1900 woun- 
ded and missing. 

Generals Leprandi and the Duke of CambriAre 
was wounded. 

Everything is ready far the assault, butpo stponed 
Icir reinforcements. 

Lord Raglan has been created Field Marshal. 

It is staled that Gortschakoff intimated to the Aus- 
trian cabinet, that Russia proposed peace on the ba- 
sis of the four guarantied conditions. 

Sebastopol dates to the 14th, say that the adfee 
were reinforced by 1000 men daily. 

The war office calls on the milita for volunteers 
for a winter campaign. 

A Russinn dispatch says that the allies made a 
demonstration against the left flank of the Russians. 
The latter retired. 

Strong Russian reinforcements are in motion. 

The Arrolia is going to the Crimea. 

Prince. Napol eon has .left the camp in bad health. 

Lord Palmerston is having daily interviews with 
the Emperor of the French. 

Lord Dudley Stewart died at Stockholm, the 17th. 

It is said that 14 Russian war steamers made sa 
reeonnoissancu as far as Bayro without encountering, 
any allies, 

New York, Dec. 13.— The steamship Pacific, 
brings Liverpool dates to the 29th. There is noth- 
ing decisive from tho seal of war. 

In England, matters were in * crisis, and Parlia- 
ment would probably be summoned for the purpose 
ol imposing new taxes. 

Since the battle of laker man, of Nov. 6lh, where 
the allies lost 4,000, and the Russiaus 10,000 men, 
neither party had been in condition to resume active 
hostilities— consequently there is no news. 

The neeesity of re-inforeemenls to improve the 
forces ol the allies, was admitted, and. at least 30,- 
000 additional were to be raised. 

Russian re-inforcements are also augmenting, and 
another great battle, or series of battles, must be. 
fought before the fate of Sebastopol is decided. “ 

The allied generals have demanded an exph» 
uatiou from Meuschikofl', respeciina the order 
to have been issued by him, to- give no quarter. 

A Russian major, who gave orders to kill the 
wounded, has been taken prisoner and hanged. 

A terrible storm occurred on the night of the 15th. 
The Minaret of the Mosque of Sultan Aehrnet, at 
Constantinople, was blown down. Twelve transport 


SALVATION AND SACRIFICE 

How intimately blended together are salvation and 
sacrifice ! Whfct magnanimity of soul has beeh de- 
veloped by the practical elucidation of these subjects. 
Sacrifice is the accumulating handmaid of salvation 
and the reward of conformity— how prolific! aud 
virtue ns embodied in the nobility'of a heavenly or- 
der shrinks not from her manifestations. God gave 
his Son in sacrifice as a pattern to the world and for 
the redemption of humanity- What a vast donation ! 
The Suvioin-’s whole life was a scene of sacrifice. 
“ Thu foxes had holes, and the birds of the air had 
netus, but He had not where to lay His head ; ” and 
through Him virtue was exemplified unto perfection ; 
and through Him a salvation wus to be effected 


are yet more 

favored and more greatly blcts&d Ilian were they— 
our obligations are therejirfe proportionately increas- 
ed. Then, shall wej’db God ? Heaven forbid ! bet- 
ter far thut wii pa) - a tenth as a sort of interest of 
the captal our Heavenly Father has lent us, than be 
cursed ns wus ancient Israel 


■sent to hell and there 
competed to pity the uttermost farthing. The prophet 
Mdlnchi says,; Will a man rob God ? Yet ye have 
robbed me. Jfctt ye say, wherein have we robbed 
Thee? In- tilhfcs and in offerings. Ye ore tiursed 
with a curse ; fpT ye have robbed me, even this whole 
nation. Bring all the tithes iuto the storehouse, that 
there may be meat in mine house ; aud provd me 


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ST. LOUIS LUMISART— SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1854 


cutting off the entire supply The uncustomed 
amount must to paid for hoots and shoos, and hats 
and caps, but the family must sit the whole evening 
in silence or worthless conversation’; or the boys 
must be, allowed to play iu the streets because hurd 
tunes require economy in books. It will be poor 
economy to allow the •precious season of childhood 
to pass without mental food. Belter curtail the ex* 
peases of the table than the expenses of the library. 
Give food to the mind as well as to the body. Some 
will unthoughtedly stop their papers on the score of 
excouomy. It will be bad economy. Papers are 
for the poor. They furnish tlte cheapest and ought 
■to furnish the best reading. Rich men can afford 
books, poor, ones can afford only papers. 

Let any man reflect what an amount of good read- 
ing can be furnished at four cents a week, and he 
will be slow to discontinue his paper. Let any fath- 
er mark the effect of the paper on the mental develop- 
ment of his children, and then ask if retrenchment 
should not begin elsewhere. Twenty-four pouuds 
of sugar less, per year — two pounds less per month 
— one ounce less per day — will furnish a paper in 
the family. Who could not save an ounce of sugar 
per day, without missing it half as much as they 
would a good paper i We might speak ol many ar- 
ticles of clothing that could be belter dispensed with 
than a paper. Of course toe would not ask a man 
to db without tobacco lor such a purpose. Hr must 
slobber if he never reads. We advise all our read- 
ers to economise, but let them do it wisely. Let it. 
not begin with the immortal part. Keep good books, 
good papers, and good schools. — [Indiana Amer- 
ican. 


■questions involving the interest of the people. We 
have sustained great losses by not Imving a delegate. 

iA nd now wlten the United States holds out her 
mins to ns, and are willing to receive us us owe of 
the Territories of the Union, without interfering with 
any 11 Treaty Stipulations"— but securing more 
strongly our right to the country we now hold, giv- 
ing us the right to dispose of it gs we please. We 
can either retain the lands as a national property, or 
divide them among our citizens. 

Is it right or wise in the Choctaws to reject a kind 
and liberal ofl'er.and follow the fate of the Nebraska 
Indians ? 

I ask, what is to become of rlje Choctaws if they 
reject this bill 1 Can they expect to remain a dis- 
tinct people always ? It cannot |re ; but will event- 
ually, and that before many yearn, he swallow ;d up, 
and perhaps regardless of their just rights. 

We may depend upon it as being a fixed fact, 
that our Indian days of peace are forever departed 
from us, and that no opposition from us can stay the 
onwaTd march of the people of the United States to 
their career to greatness and the full occupancy of 
the American Continent. We have no power or in- 
fluence to bear upon any movement of the Govern- 
ment, for we are looked upon as children — as wards 
under her care and protection, and that she has the 
power to do as she pleases with us. There is nothing 
the Choctaws can 


IpscfHanmis 


into the hands of the Russians; two steamers and « 
veVew l« igate were driven ashore, but were got off. 
It continued stormy outil the 24th. 

It is stated that the aflies lost 25 transports aud 
slops of war, in a norm on the 7th. The admiral 
and l Linden men wfcre lost. 

Napuldon's loiter to tile uooops ui tilt: Crimea 
says that a powerful dwersiou is to be made in Bos- 
sainbm. Rumor says that two French divisions will 
to added 'to the army of the Danube. 

It isdirticult to see how Omar Pacha is to carry on 
aud at the same time send 50,- 


Tha Indian Murder neer Port Laramie, 

We nave been permitted' to examine beliefs trom 
Mr. C. A. Kinkead aud C. L. Burnes, from which 
we learn some j articular s ol the recent massacre 
and mail robbery by the Sioux Indians, near hort 
Laramie. I ■ 

It appears (hit Mr. Kinkead left Fort Laramie on 
the 13th of November, in company with Mr. Jami- 
son, the conductor of the Sail Lake mail, and bis 
his two assistants, one of whom was named Wheel- 
er — the other’s name is not stated. When the par- 
ty had reached a point about twenty-two miles from 
Laramie and . six miles from Maj. Dripps’ station, 
they were attacked by fifteen Sioux Indians, and at 
the first fire two of the party were killed and a third 
mortally wounded. When Mr. Jamison, who was 
about 100 yards in advance was shot, bis mule ran 
back to the wagon in which Mr. Kinkead was 
sealed, as yet, unhurt. Mr, K. concluded to mount 
him and escape, hut as he emerged from the wagon, 
a twill grazed his neck, aud he had hardly mounted 
the mule, when he received two arrows in his breast, 
two in his hips, and two in his bock. He fell sense- 
less to the earth, but recovering soon, lie saw two 
Indians making off with his mule. They made 
signs for him to go back from where he came, and 
he started for Dripps’ Station. Fortunately. Major 
Dripps was out,, engaged m scattering arsenic to 
poison wolves, which abound in that region. He met 
Mr. Kinkead, and assisted him to the house. Arri- 
ved there, Mr.' Kinkead dispatched a messenger to 
Fort Laramie, and an escort was sent to bring Inin 
to the fort. 

He is notv slaying ai Fort Laramie, and is rap- 
idly recovering. At the time the attack tvas mad - , 

L 1.1 I .1 . lXIA A/1A i 


offensive opera lions* 

Q0O of hit, tost uoops to the Crimea. 

Ttie Russians continue on the Prulh, with patrols 
on the T urkish bank of the river. Gen Sefieoda- 
refler is advancing wiih his army toward Bessarbia, 
to support Prince Goriacbakoff. 

The Russian Commander-in-Chief feels it neces- 
sary to wntch the position which Omar Pacha has 
inkcu up, even thc.igh the latter cannot prosecute a 
winter cafmpaign. 

The bkwnfle of Odessa has been renewed. The 
Russians are fortifying ii by sea and land. It is not 
thought the allies will divide Iheir forces at present. 

It. was -repotted at Kiel, on the faith of a tele- 
graph dispatch, (hat on the 19th or 20th, a portion of 
li.e Russian fleet left Helsingfors and captured iwo 
British Cruisers in the Gulf of Finland. 

A dispatch trom \ letinu, dated Sunday, Nov. 14, 
„,Y 5 ; It is now positively ntfirmed that Austria has 
accepted, wiilt some modifications, the proposition ui 
the Prussian note oi ihe 15th. 

\ day jyi two since, Bavaria announced her ac- 
cession io. the policy of Austria on ihe Orienlal ques- 
tion, and promised lipr support in the German diet. 
It this be tarred, the policy of Austria can hardly to 
that of ihe Western Powers. 

The embodiment of ihe whole inilitiu of ihe king- 
dom by- compulsory ballot is spoken of, if required. 

Rear Admiral Bnrre is appointed to the coinmaud 
ol the British squdruu in the Pacific. 

Seventeen first class English steamers at Lodi ion 
are embarking troo|is. 

All the ’French ships from the Baltic, are under 
order? lor the Medileiranean. All Russians are or- 
dered (o quit Frame. • 

Knlisiiiifiiis are going on iu Switzerland for 
Santa Antfa. 

Prospectus ol a new Russian State loan of 15,000,- 
(MKI tliah-t$ is issued. 

The Rifpsiaiu* are stfongly fortifying the line near 
Moloff. : 

Fort) thousand Turks are concentrating near the 
Roman wiill. 

St. Pi >i mimic ■ non, 26lh. — Menstliikofi' writes 
that on tto etching of the Will, the siege operations 
were suspended and the cannonade gradually relaxed 
and lirnl almost entirely ceased. 

Lord Palmerston remained in Paris. 

Advices, tiom Madrid state that the amnesty to po- 
litical offenders was promulgated on the 7th, and 
had been Extended to the whole kingdom. 

The overland I mini and China mail lmd urrrivei[ 
with date . 1 1 mu Bombay to Oct. 31, Hong Kong to 
0 , 1 . II p is asserted iliui the Russians huve inva- 
ded Hnkhuriu, and had defeated a force of 60,000 
hi, > u sent out by Btidshah Koton. It is reported 
ilint ihe King ol kulian laid sent a request for Brit- 
ish aid against the Russians. In China there was 
no change ol moment in political matters. 

At ('anion there hud been less fighting, and the 
insurgents hud retired further from the oity. The 
Chinese families were returning to Canton, but there 
was nothing doing in the port. Shanghai dates to 
0 , 1 . -2, state, the Imperial cause was progressing 
favorably The plenipotentiaries of the Uuited 
States, England and France, had arrived at Shang- 
hai, and would stint lor Pekin on the 5th. 


HOW THE FIRST CHRISTIANS LIVED 

An approved writer, in describing the religious 
character ol the primitive Christians, observes that 
when they gave themselves to Christ, they counted 
all things loss for him and his salvation ; and the 
surrender was an honest, whole-hearted transaction, 
never to to reconsidered , uever to be regretted- 

Hence, from the hour of their conversion, they 
made little amount of property. If it was confisca- 
ted by government, or destroyed by the mob, they 
“ took joyfully the spoiling of their goods,” assured 
that iu heaven they Itad a better and incorruptible 
inheritance. When the cause required, how ready 
were they to lay it at the feet of die missionaries. 
Generally, they were poor. A rich Christian ! why 
such a thing was hardly known. However, it may 
be now, it was then “ easier lor a camel to go through 
a needle’s eye than for a rich man to enter the king- 
dom of God." And if, as an tptt of special sover- 
eignty. a man of wealth was converted, he seldom 
retained his riches for a long period ; for such was 
his sympathy for the despoiled and suffering broth- 
erhood, and such his solicitude for the conversion 
of the perishing that his funds w--re poured forth as 
water. Yet poor as were the first Chrisuuns, they 
were litoral to a degree seldom surpassed. - We, 
from our much, give little. Ttoy, from their little, 
gave much. “ Their deep poverty abounded unto 
riches of their liberality.” Baptized covetousness 
was the product of a latter age. 

They understood Christ to toi in earnest, when, 
standing but one step from the '-throne of the uni- 
verse, he said, “ Go ye into all the world, and preach 
the gospel to every creature." It was not, therefore, 
with them a matter ,lo be considered, whether they 
should go ,ir not go. 

IV It AT A \\oMAN SHOULD UK, A(.PB VUETICA LL T. 

A woman should be uminble, behevolent, charitable, 
domestic, economical, forgiving, generous, honest, 
industrious, judicious, kind, laying, modest, neat, 
obedient, pleasant, quie(, reflecting, sober, tender, 
urbane, virtuous, wise, exempalry, yielding and 
zealous. 

WuaT A WoMAN SHOOED NOT BE. Altflll, bold, 

cross, deceitful, envious, fretful, groveling, hollow- 
hearted, idle, jqflish, knavish, lazy, morose, nonsen-, 
si cal, officious, petulant, quarrelsome, ranting, snap- 
pish, talkative, unreasonable, vain, wrangling, ex- 
travagant or yawning. — Port Bulletin. 


to change tire course of things. 

Their only chance to live and exist as a people., 
will be to educate and civilize as fast as possible the 
rising generation. And surely ndw is the time for 
us to stand unitedly. We shoiJd consider well our 
aituaiiou, and the course we are about to take at this 
time, for one misstep may prove disastrous and fatal 
to oiu people. I recommend that the Council take 
this matter into consideration, and appoint a commit- 
tee to report and point out the advantages and dis- 
advantages of the bill to the Choctaws. 

The committee, it is understood, had made a re- 
port favorable to the bill, but the Council had taken 
no final action on the subject. All enlightened 
Choctaws were for it— -the missionaries are opposed 
to it, and will probably influence all the church mem- 
bers to go against the bill. The Chickasaw* are 
represented to to opposed to the bill. The Fort 
Smith Herald says: “From the present aspect of af- 
fairs in the Choctaw nation, we tuay safely conclude 
that they will soon become one of us,” and hopes, at 
some future day, to see Col. Harkins “ a member of 
Congress from the Suite of Clrnlu." 


Important Movement in the Choctaw Nation. 

In the Fort Smith Herald, of the 25ilt ult.. we 
find some very 1 important information from the Choc- 
taw nation. They have met the religious enthusi- 
ast? constituting the American Board of Missions ill 
the proper way. it will be recollected llmt in a 
meeting held at Hartford, Conn., some lime since, 
they passed a resolution requiring the Choctaw leg- 
islature to repeal u law which ttoy had pussed, pro- 
hibiting the Missionaries of the Bonid from giving 
instructions to the slaves of tire Choctaws, in the 
Mission -or Sunday schools. To this law. the Pru- 
dential Committee, headed by Rev. Mr. Trent, ob- 
jected, and threatened to withdraw their patronage 
from the Choctaw schools. The Board, by their re- 
cent session at Hartford, approved the decision of 
the Prudential Committee, and this restriction was 
transmitted to .the Council of the nation. Col. Har- 
kins, the Chief, has met the threat in u manly man- 
ner. In a recent communication to the Council, lie 
says ; 

It set-ms that the American Board, at a recent 
meeting held at Hartford, Conn., had under consid- 
eration the School Act of the last session of the 
Choctaw General Council, and were so offended at 
it that they at once passed resolutions to dissolve 
their connection with the Choctaw schools. Whut 
are we to infer from this, but that they have had 
their secret designs, and a greater feeling for the 
welfare of the slaves among us than for the Indians ? 
There is no State in the South that would to willing 
for the abolitionists to teach their slaves; and in fact 
they dare not attempt it ; and is it because we are 
Indians, that they suppose they enn have this privi- 
lege among us ? if the abolitionists are not satisfied 
to teach our children alone, then I say for one, let 
the connection between us and the American Board 
be dissolved, and every abolitionist be driven out of 
the nation at once. We have treated the Missiona- 
ries sent out to us by the American Board as well as 
ever Missionaries were treated by any unenlightened 
people. 

We placed bur children in their hands. We gave 
them lands to cultivate, and placed under their man- 
agement our school funds, thus showing on our part 
not only a reliance upon their labors, but our open 
and confiding spirit, and never once have we perse- 
cuted them, or attempted to drive out of the country 
even those whom we knew not to be good men. We 
have hot prevented them from preaching to our 
slaves. This has been the course pursued by the 
Choctaws towards the missionaries sent out among 
us ; but we hafl a right to pass laws prohibiting them 
from teaching our slaves, because we know them to 
be a dangerous people, who neither regard the law 
of God or that of man as binding upon their conduct 
or conscience; ~ 


THE RESCUE OF DR KANE 

The greut drift of Artie Ice of the floe of 1853-4 
Ims ceased, but Dr. Kune bus not yet arrived, and 
fears are entertained lor his ultimute safely. 

There can be, we think, no doubt that this vessel, 
the Advance, is frozen in, and 1ms therefore no 
means to come away until another floe, and years 
nitty elapse before another take? place. There have 
been but three great Arctic drifts in the lust fifteen 
yetirs; the Brat of these reached lnt, 50 deg. north in 
March, 1852, and continued until September of that 
year; the second commenced in December, 1850, 
and continued till Augubt 1851. Upon thnt drill 
the Advance amt Rescue rode, in spile of cold so 
intense that it congealed quicksilver full six months 
and six days — a wonderful testimony of a super-in- 
tending Providence ; the Erebus and Terror, Fmnk- 
liiv’s abandoned ships, rode past the coast ol New 
Foundland in April, 1851, on the samechrystal floe, 
and were the ships “ housed-in,” soon by n vessel 
bound from Limerick to Quebec; the third drift 
commenced in December, 1853, and continued in 
prodigious (low (ill into the month of October, 1854, 
a tenn of greater duration than I have ever before 
recorded. Past observation leads me to the conclu- 
sion that another drift of great extent need not be 
expected the coming year. 

Dr. Kane and his little band of sixteen noble 
souls, went forth to the frozen zone, upon a glorious 
errand — they went to seek and to save those who 
were lost. Should they who so nobly stepped for- 
ward in a work of mercy, who periled life to save 
bfo, be abandoud to starvation and to death ? No, 
no, they' must lie rescued ! Thousands and tens of 
thousands of kind hearts will sustain me in this re- 


The Revolution in China.-— Letters from Can- 
ton, dated up to Sept. 26, state, the rebels still hold 
Foitsluun, — the twin city, as it is called, — of Canton, 
some fifteen miles distant. The Tartar or Imperial 
camp is plainly to be seen on tlte hills, and occupying 
the castles in the rear of Canton, and skirmishes, in 

mded, and a 


FROM CALIFORNIA. 

Arrival o( the Stoamer North Star. 

The steamer North Star has arrived from Califor- 
nia with dates to (lie 16th, aud 1,384,000 in specie. 
The Falcon arrived at Aspmwall on the 13th, and 
would leave die same evening for Havana. 

The Stisquelmnnah was at San Francisco on the 
Utli.nud the Mississippi, at Honolulu on the 23d. 

The English and French squadrons were at San 
Fituuijco. 

The news is unimportant. The mining news is 

dice i unr. 

The Noitii Star brums 309 passengers ; her mails 
came down by the Golden Gate. 

- The Panama railroad is progressing finely. 

1 he Susqtieliannah Ims gone to Borneo. 

Commander Ringgold, S. C. Ringgold, Secretary 
of the traploiiiig expedition, and E. D. Perry, bearer 
of dispatches, passengers on the Susquehanna h, ar- 
rived -on the North Slav. 

Thfc emigrants by the plains arrive daily, and re- 
port great hardships on the route. 

Thfc steamer Golden State arrived at Sna Francis- 
co, from Ni-\V York in 23 days 10 hours (?) the 
quickest ,tm.< on record. 

The^papeirs generally favored the proposed mail 
stage route across the plain::. 

The interest on the bonds due in January lias been 
forwarded to New York. 

The Legislature meets on the 3rd of January; 
there are half a dozen candidates for speaker. 

There have been several storms on the Isthmus ; 
not much damage done ; the weather is now settled. 

There is twilling important from the revolution ; 
Mela still holds a strong position and command of 
the army — with die exception of Bagoin ; the prov- 
inces are quiet, and declared iu fnvor of the govern- 


which a great deal of powder 
few are killed or wounded, are of daily occurrence. 
The rebels have possessed themseive ol several forte 
below Canton, between it and Whampoa, and the 
river is filled with pirates, so that it is dangerous for 
an unarmed boat to pass between the two places. 

Very little tea conies in Trom the country, a heavy 
black moil being demanded by the rebels, who oc- 
cupy stations between the tea districts and the Can- 
ton market. It is said, however, an arrangement 
has been entered into between the producers and 
rebels, by which it will be permitted to come down 
verys hortly. One or two chops* have some down 
and been towed from off Canton to Whampoa by 
steamers that ply between Canton and Hong Kong. 


The venerable lather of Dr. Kane, (Judge Kane, 
of theyU ruled States District Court ol Eastern Penn- 
sylvania,) received letters from his son at Uperua- 
vik, which is within the Artie circle, and in latitude 
about 73 deg. north ; he then was on his way to 
Cape Alexander, which is in latitude about 77 deg. 
north, longitude about 75 degrees west, and inten- 
ded to proceed thence as far to the north as the ice 
would permit, and then make his way by land to- 
ward the long and anxiously sought geographical 
pole of our earth. It is probable that the great flow 
of ice has opened a way, and his youthful ambition 
has tempted him still onward, and in the mean time 
his vessel has remained frozen iu, aud on his re- 
turn to the Advance has been unable to get away. 


How beuutiful are the smiles of innocence; 
how endearing the sympathies of lovefhovv sweet the 
solace of friendship; how lovely the tears of affection. 
These combined are all characteristic in women. 
They are the true poetry of humanity, rich pearls 
clustering around the alter of domestic happiness. 


Mormonism in Denmark. — -Moinonism is said 
to be making very great progress in Denmark. 
There arc now Mormons in the smallest hamlets. 
In the Isles of Amack, which is situated quite close 
to Copenhagen, almost all the women have adopted 
the worsiiip of the Mormon. Five hundred Jutlan- 
derSj recently converted to Mormonism, are about to 
emigrate to the Mormon colony in the United 
States. The great edesiastical commission at Co- 
penhagen has received orders from the government 
to make researches as to the propagation of Mor- 
monism in Denmark. 


Because we have done this, the 
Board looks upon it as an outrage, and declares her 
intention to withdraw her teuchers from our schools. 
Let it he done, and tin? sooner the better. And now- 
let us look for missionaries and teachers from such 
as we can tivo in peace and unity with, from whom 
we will have Ho fears that they will not teach any 
thing beyond vvlmt the apostles of Jesus Christ taught 
in their day. 

If to please rite abolitionists the Council should re- 
peal the act which has given so much offense to the 
Board, you will see a party spirit arise among us, 
which will not be put down until every abolitionist 
is made to leave the nation. 

Repeal that act, and you may at once agree upon 
your Council being dictated to by the abolitionists of 
the North. 

Our people need not fear tliat the schools will 
cease on account of the threatened withdrawal of the 
present teachers by the American Board, for it was 
our money that brought them hither, and surely out- 
money can again bring as good, if not better, teach- 
ers. 

Upon another matter Col. Harkins has taken an 
equally important step. 


Troth. — If there is one more than another which 
we would teach a child, it would be a love of truth. 
All other things would be worthless without that 
growing excellency in human character. Without 
it, the noblest structure is but a whited sepulchre. 
With all qualificntins a man is to be shunned when 
deficient in this. The beholder may admire a fab- 
ric of general beauty and semetry, but when the 
seam of falsliood is found running from capstone to 
base, he will shun the dangerous presence. There 
are few things more painful, experienced in our in- 
tercourse with men, than to feel that they are unwor- 
thy of our confidence — that they are not what they 
seem — that they will betray while they smile — that 
they trend upon a carter's crust, where all is hollow 
beneut'n. Teach the child to tell the truth — -vene- 
rate and love it. Teach him so that whatever wrong 
he may commit, he will frankly and promptly admit 
it all. Reward the honest speech. Washington's 
father never was prouder of his boy than when he 
acknowledged his fault. 


On Monday the 27th ult., the great Quebec and 
Richmond Railway was opened. The Slate of 
Maine thus speaks of the occasion : 

The great event of connecting Quebec and Lower 
Canady, by Railway, with the Atlantic Ocean at 
Portland, was hailed along the line with every dem- 
onstration of joy. Numerous triumphal arches, With 
flags and rows of trees, decorated the road at all 
points, and the inhabitants of Point Levi, Hallow, 
New Liverpool, and Chaudiere, together with the 
workmen whose labors have now terminated, mus- 
tered in goodly array to welcome the fust passenger 
train from Quebec that has visited their district, and 
greeted its approach by loud acclamations and firing 
of guns and cannon. 


ST LOUIS MARKET. 

T tntSDAV, December 18. 

The quotations below represent the wholesale prices. 
In tilling small orders higher rales have to he paid. 

Tobacco — Sales at public auction, including lugs, at 
$4.26 to 4.!>0 ; seconds 4.. r >0 to 4.80 ; shipping leaf at 5.25 
to $6 piir 100 lhs. 

Hemp— Sales of nndressed have ranged from $118 to 
126, and of dressed 175 per ton. 

L’ ad— Sales of Missouri soft and Galena have ranged 
at 5.76, 5:00 to $6. Stock in first bands will amount to 
about 35,000 pigs. 

Flovr — S ales have ranged at $7.25 to 7.37 1-2 for 
country superfine ; country- wftra. 7.60 to 7.75. 

Buckwheat Flour — This article is unusually high, 
ranging from 3.50 to $u per 10c lbs. 

Wheat— Sales at 1.18, l. 25,1.30, 1.33, 1.45, aud 
choice white as high as 1.52 per bushel. 

Corn — With light receipts the demand has slightly im- 
proved. Sales are mqde at 64 to 68c. in second hand and 
new gunnies. 

Oats— Sales are ranging at 42 to 46c. including second 
band and new bags. , 

Barley— Common brings 1.90 qusllttns And 


WHO WILL ECONOMISE CONSISTENTLY ? 

He approves the bill intro- Conversing with a leather dealer a few weeks ago 
duced by Holi. Mr. Johnson, into, the Senate, pro- said that Ins business was good at all tunes, for 
/ , - - ., ~ , men aud women, must be shod whether times are 

viding for the establishment of three Territorial hard or easy. Very true. All must economise dur- 

goverumeuts out of the Indian territory inhabited by j n g the present emergency, aud too many will econ- 
tlte Choctaws, Gherokees, Creeks, Chiekasaws, and oniiae upon the principle of convenience and pres- 
other •Indians, with provision for their ultimate ad- eu ‘ comfort. Many a child will be taken from 

• . r , „ c . , rp, r , ul . school, because the school teacher and mantau-ma- 
imssion into the Union as Slates I he Cherokees, , , . . . , ., 

, , , , , , .. , ker and milliner can not both be paid. To appear, 

under the direction of John Ross, have manifested <j ur ; n g the hard times, which may lust one or two 
strong opposition to this proposition ; but Col. Har- years in a less fashionable dress or bonnet, would to 
kins and the. Choctaws take a more rational view of a present mortification that must be avoided even at 
it, and are willing to accept the terms of the bill. expeuso of ‘he cental cultivation of the child. 

» ,u. m-l Counril, OaL *2 T£ s 

Harkins says. dwarfed intellect will be felt and regretted, for a 

The Choctaws ougitt, in my opinion, at this Coun- whole lifetime. Many a boy will be taken out of 
til, to give notice to the Government oi' the United school, on account of hard times, the whole current 
States, that they are willing to adopt Johnson's Ter- of life will uhanged because parents are unwilling 
ritorial bill, Ojnd wishes to see it ptus Congress in its their children shall wear cheaper clothing during 
present shape. That bill certainly gives the Choc- hard times. 

taws all they can ask for — it secures them in their For the sake of appearing fashionably dresssed, 
homes, and places them on a stronger footing than the development' of mind must be given up. We 
ever; aud not only that it makes them a free people beg of parents to begin to economise elsewhere than 
— citizens of the United Stales — gives them the in the school house. Next to the school, comes econ- 
same protection that an American would have ut omy iu books. The family that bought ten dollars 
home or in a foreign country. It places the Choc- worth of books last year, must do this year with, five 
taws on a level with the while man. It gives them dollars worth, or without any ; for when retrench- , 
a delegate ip Congress, to represent them on all meat begins on this subject, it seldom stops short of preaching extemporaneously ? 


THE PREACHER AND THE LAWYERS. 

the wit or jkrse lee. 

Jesse Lee one of the first Methodist Preachers in 
New England, was a man who combined unresting 
energy and tenderness of sensibility, with an extra- 
ordinary propensity to wit. Mr. Stephens, iu his 
new work on the “ Memorials of Methodism,” gives 
tlte following specimen of Lee’s bonhdtnmic : 

As he was riding on horseback one day he was 
overtaken by two young lawyers, who knew that he 
was a Methodist preacher, and were disposed to 
amuse themselves somewhat at his expense. Salu- 
ting him, and ranging their horses one on each side 
of liim, they entered into conversation something like 
the following: ^ 

1st Lawyer. I believe you are a preacher, sir 1 

Lee. Yes, 1 generally pass for one. 

1st L. You preach very often, I suppose? 

Lee. Generally every day ; sometimes twice, or 
more. 

2d L. How do you find the time to study, when 


Si ander.— Against slander there is no defense. 
Hell cannot boast so foul au end, hot man deplore 
so foul a foe. It stalls with a word, with, a nod, 
with u slung, with a look, with a smile. It is a pes- 
tilence walking in darkness, spreading contagion far 
and wide, which the most wary traveler cannot avoid. 
It i? the heart -searching dagger of the assassin. It 
> the poisoned arrow whose wound is incurable. It 
is as mortal as the sting of the most deadly asp ; 
murder is »<s employment, innocence its prey, and 
ruin its sport. — -f Burke. 

In Solid Eahscst.— -One of the guns used to fire 
n salute in Roxbtny, at the Know-Nothing demon- 
stration, was loaded with ball cartridge. The ball 
struck tto residence of William Emerson, on Win- 
thron street, and passed entirely through one side ol 
the house, entering the second story just below tile 
window sill, and scattering the lath and plastering 
all over the Iront chamber, where the family sleep, 
aud doing considerable damage. 


Bf.ans— P rime and choice wfcitb we- quote at 1.50 to 
1.65. Fair and good 1.26 per bushel, 1 



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\ rC’MtAN’* VOtCASIC O!!. UMMKJIT U trtrfy a celebra- 
JV1 tyl remedy, and has done narre to alleviate human suffering than 
auv otlfrr remedy over discovered. . - 

Onodr Iteo jjptillcalt'iu will relieve the u»«l *«><-re paW, brutaa or 

**T»"'bottle* will clcanae, purity, and limi tin' fonleat ulcer Ae tore, and 

It will heal the most severe hunt or scald without a rear. 

Every family aboultf haw »^»ui»i*iy oontiauliy on handy for mt m ttxo© 
at n. c\l. ' •" 

Head the follow In* extract at a let Ur. which la IncoaUttable proot of 
U wonderful efficacy: 

A BUND MAN RB»tWRKD TO SIGHT. 

J. B. MULE Alt — Dear Sir: • • « I havc hcen .otfttlht t<* lour 
yvarfi with rheumatic «ine oyrs, being nt times .iUoxcihcr Wind. 1 pix>- 
cured the advice ot wretal physician,, but none of then <wutd do me mj 
good. Bv the advice at a friend 1 appltwl your “V olaiUc Oil LJntroml,” 
according to the direcUotn around the bottle, amt tt ba* cured me penna- 
bentlv. 1 have tael It Moce for bnUwa, pain*, fcc,, and It baa alwara 
glvro tmroedtate rellvl. I live <m Ibv main road "*» 

Yount, reapocwull' , • “• ALliHRO. 

Jeft'enon county, Mo. 

For hone* It U far superior to fit)- other remedy lor cur to* latneneat, 

brutrea, cm*, oktaorea, swelling*. &d* 

We uy, then, to all who may bo suffering from extorn*ldl»e**««j_eaU 
at one* and get a aupply. Tbouaatelv of WU« i art ^aold (and had) “Mg, 
and we have never beard of a raae where It ha* failed In (hrlni rebel 


ud Gotl knows 


Young, und Heber G. Kimball, or ilieii children? — 
You will all say, lot us have the fathers, instead of 
the children, for the time being. Some would say, 
pul the children to school, and let the old men work 
until they are duttd ! dead ! ! dead !TV I say, let the 
boys help the father, and let the father and mother 
live as long as they con ; and let the daughters also 
do their part, for life is as sweet to the parents as to 
the children. ; Life is just as sweet to me now as 
ever it was ; but the world has lost its sweetness to 


ou earth as obedient as he was. 
there never was a being on the lace of his footstool 
that could be more' kind to me than Br. Willard and 
Br. Biughom. Ware they ever cross and snappish 

with me? Never — no. never,. 

There was another trail in bis character that will 
serve to illustrate the profound deference lie paid to 
the man he acknowledged to be his leader. When 
on visits with Br. Brigham aud myself, or when he 
would accompany us to a ball room, or to a meeting, 
he never would euter the room before Ida leader. — 
I have tried a dozen times to have him do so, but I 
always fuiled in accomplishing it. He had so culti- 
vated the spirit of obedience and submission, that it 
seemed to be incorporated with his being. 

I tell you these things to answer as a kind of spur 
to encourage you to more dilligence, and greater 
obedience to the commandments of God, that you 
may live forever. « 

There ia nothing 1 fear in this church except con- 
tention, and a disposition in the people to run over 
their fellow beings. What I mean by this is, when 
a man is appointed by the proper authorities to pre- 
side orar one of the outposts of die Kingdom of 
God, in this Territory or anywhere else, there is a 
disposition in some to otreate an influence against that 
man, tibi to be obedient themselves, and to endeavor 
to make everybody else disobedient. Now a man 
will be condemned for not obeying the person ap- 
pointed to preside over Idm, as much as he would for 
not obeviug Br. Brigham if he were there ; and the 
people will be ns much condemned if they do not 
obey Br. Brigham, as they would if they should dis- 
obey the Lord God, were he here in person. 

When we sent Br. Samuel Richards to England to 
preside over the affairs of the Kingdom of God there, 
it became his province to rule and dictate all matters 
in that flourishing and extensive field of labor, and 
his word is the word of God to the people. When 
he sends a man to preside over a conference and an- 
other over another conference, they are his repre- 
sentatives, and their word is the word of God to the 
people over whom they preside ; and brother Samuel 
is their Delegate to the General Conference, the 
same as Br. Bernhisel is the delegate of this Terri- 
torial Government to the General Assembly in Wash- 
ington. 

I wish you to learn these things, for I wish you u> 
prepare your minds lo receive the word of God every 
day that you live ; and not only live like Saints when 
you are iu this Tabernacle, but when you are.obroad, 
and in ail vour actions. Can you be saved with a 


LINES TO MY HUSBAND 

I'm' thinking of thee, fond one, and ray heart 
Seems filled to overflowing with the love, 

The boundless love for thee, which day by day 
Gaina fuller, firmer empire o'er my breast ; 

Thy manly tones, thy whlapercd words of love. 

First woke within my heart the slumbering chorda, 
Which thrilled responsive to thy touch alone, 

And breathed sweet music o’er my inmost soul — 

And then as o’er each thought thy image stole, 

I deemed I’d given thee all of earthly love 
That human heart could ever feel or know. 

But whop the sacred vow which bound our hearts 
Was registered in heaven, and sealed on earth 
By thoso holy and endearing bonds 
Which made our being one ; when on my brow 
You pressed a husband’s kiss, and called me wife. 
Then, theu, I felt a deeper, holier thrill 
Vibrating o’er my heart, than e’er before 
Had stirred ita trembling chords, while o’er my soul 
Love’B music pealed In doepor, stronger tones. 

Since then long years have pissed, freighted for ns 
With much of happiness and earnest joys, 

And somewhat too of grief. Life could not be 
AH fair and bright — heaven wills not thus for man. 
And wo have had some sorrows midst our joys f 
Yet every cloud which darkened o’er our souls 
But served to rivet more closely the holy bond 
Which bound my heart in deathless love to thee. 
When sorrow’s storm raged darkly o’er my breast. 
Thy soothing tone, thy gentleness of love, 

Like “ oil upon the troubled waters” fell, 

(Tho* thine own heart was bleeding sore ths while) 
Ami made mo feel though heaven’s all-wise decree 
Had summoned hence our precious buds of hope, 
Whoso blossoming we’d fondly thought would shed 
Such blissful radinneo o’er our hearts and home, 
’Twas done in tondorness and not in wrath ; 

While much was left to causo my erring heart 
To swell with thankfulness. That precious gem, 

A husband’s boundless love, was still mine own. 
And bound with mighty ties my heart to earth. 

Oh fond, one ! in this calm and silent hour, 

When memory backward glances o’er the past, 

Thy countless acts of earnest, manly love 
Come up in bright review before my mind, 
Causing'iny heart to thrill with (hat deep joy 
None but a happy wife can ever know. 

Oh I if I loved thee when thine earnest tones 
First poured their magic o’er my trembling heart, 
Waking each holier feeling into life — 

If doeper grew that love, when first thy lip 
Breathed in mine ear the Bacred name of wife, 

Surely no words of mine can ’body forth 
The depth and fervor of that passion now. 

While Htill thou’rt adding, day by day, new liuka 
To the bright chain which birnU iry soul to thee. 


A person asked me this morning how it was that 

which he used' to 


the enjoyments pi - this world, in 
take great pleasure, had stink so much in his estima- 
ton. He said the theatrical performances and other 
amusements, used to give him much satisfaction and 
comfort. Then the real and substantial pleasure, 
and happiness which ht’ now enjoys in heavenly re- 
alities, was not in his possession ; he therefore took 
comfort in artificials ; but when tfie tea! rose, blush- 
ing in the midst of iu own heavenly perfume, at- 
traotetjj his notice, the gum flowers lost their charms. 

When Momtonisin absorb i the whole soul, it yields 
such a rich feast to tlte passenger, that earthly en- 
joyments become insipid and valueless. I have at- 
tended theatrical performances, from which many 
good morals tan he gleaned. I have also engaged 
in the daucp, which is good exercise to the body; but 
when compared with the eternal realities of our hcjly 
religion, these enjoyments are, in comparison, like 
chaff to the sterling wheal — the one contains the es- 
sentials of iilfe, tlte olher is comparatively valueless. 
When I go tb a dance, it is to please my brethren 
and my family, at the same time thinking 1 may per- 
haps get the spirit of dancing; aud when I do, I im- 
prove it, and engage in it. as in Mortnonism, with all 
my heart, mind and strength. 

I care not what I do, if I do not do wrong, so that 
I comfort myself, my family or my brethren. Bui 
anything that 


FALL Ai\D WINTER DRY fcOOBk, 

TO BK SOI.l> FOB CABH, 

AT VERY LOW PRICBB, 

Stl It IMMENSE STSCX OF OOOBI, 

At No. 142 Third Street, 

Preparatory l« Cto»ln* the Store. 

EGBERT tt CRANK. 

Dec. 8, ’64. : H 4w - 


1 SimaTtoiy ei. tnymcanxlnlo mb 

wholeaale u»<l«s which 1 have eotjbltotml on tho the comer ot Alain and 

W ^y- l 'or«>t'»sn«i C |n* may bo looked tor, In eloalug out my heavyatoeS. 
Call and examine now. T w non. 

Nov. 1*, ’Si. ft-Spn] 


character iu my, life. If I should happen to get one 
converted, he would not stay converted; so I have 
concluded, and I think wisely, to let them go, and 
not suffer myself to have any more feeling about it 
than I would about any of the common occurrences 
of life. 

What are my kindred to me, when the counsel of 
God is in the opposite scale ? They are only as the 
dust of the balance. Br. Brigham is my kindred, 
for we have become kindred spirits ; what I say of 
him will apply to many more of my brethren. When 
you hit one of those men, you hit the whole of them. 

You have often heard me speak about my kindred. 
Many wish to return to the old countries, to bring 
out their kindred, their sons and their daughters, 
their fathers and their mothers. Why would I not 
go back for mute ? Because they would abuse me, 
as they always have. When I’ was poor and penni- 
less and so thinly clad that you might well say I had 
the blues, for my lace and body looked blue, I went 
to my friends, who are all independently rich, and 
said, I am poor and penniless, and nuked, and lam 
sent forth as a servant of God to the nations of the 
earth — will you give me some clothing or a liulc 
money ? and not one soul of them would help me to 
a single dime. 

Do you suppose I shall run after them ? No. — 
Will they be saved ? Yes, they will, but they will 
be saved as I have told you many of this people will; 
they will first go to hell, and remain there until the 
corruption with which they are impregnated is burnt 
out ; and the day will yut come, when they will come 
to me and acknowledge me as their saviour, and I 
will redeem them aud bring them forth from hell to 
where I live, and. make them my servants ; and they 
will be quite willing to enter into my service. 

Before we hoard Mormonism, we have said a 
thousand times, “ if we could but live to see a man 
of God, like Paul, or Peter, James, John, Timothy, 
or Jesus ChAst, and hear their instructions, we would 
be willing to suffer any kind or amount of liaman 
suffering, and not complain. My friends who have 
rejected me and my testimony will yet feel towards 
me. 

Who have you now in your midst? Have* u 
Abraham and Isaac, and the Apostles Peter, James 
and John ? Yes, you have them Tight in your 
midst— they are talking, to you oil the time. Do 
you b4lievc it ? More or less of you say you do. — 
But do you know it ? Br. Rhodes was saying what 
he believed ; he says he u believes what brother 
Brigham says is the word of God.” I say, pray 
that you may have a knowledge thtfi it is the word 
of God, aud be able to declare it in the stand, in 
your families aud in all the world. Wbut brother 
Rhodes said was good and true. Did he not teach 
us good principles? Yes; he taught us the revela- 
tions of /emis Christ. I did not hear anything else. 

I beg of you, brethren, aud beseech you in the 
name of Jesus Christ, to be subject in your office 
and in your callings. I know you do not realize 
your important position as you ought. 

Some of you will be asking orolher Kimball why 
he does not talk here as he V «s up in the Council 
House. There ore many of this people who have 
come here to-day, and perhaps you have said what is 
very commonly said in the world, “ Come, wife, let 
us go to meeting to-day, and get warmed up under 
the droppingsof the sanctuary, and become strength- 
ened in our faith." Why did you not attend to that 
before you came here to-day? I defy any man on 
earth to preach the same to you, as to a few individ- 
uals of one heart and of one mind. 

There is as great a variety of spirits iu litis house 
as there is of countenances ; and there are no two 
who look exactly alike; is it not high time that there 
should be a reformation? We must become of 'one 
heart and of one mind, just as though we were one 
man. Before this people can enter into the celestial 
world, there must be a great reformation among 
them. Every man and woman must know, and faith- 
fully perform their duties, day by day. Do you 
think I am disobedient to my file leaders? I never 
had such a disposition in my heart; if I had, I would 
banish it from me as quick as I would the devil, be- 
cause such a disposition is pernicious to the interests 
of the cause of truth, aud will end in the destruction 
of those who encourage iu 

Brethren and sisters, I want you to understand 
these things, and cultivate them in your minds, and 
pray that you may be subject in the sphere in which 
you are appointed to act, whether in the Priesthood, 
or in the family capacity. You have to learn that 
lesson, or you can never go into fee paradise of God 
to mingle equals with those who,are counted faithful. 

There te no man in the fle3h whose right it is to 
direct or control Br. Brigham Young in the first 
thing. If I have not a right to lead and control 
him, I want to know who has ? It is my meat and 
my drink to do the will of my Father who is in heav- 
en; and if I do this to the day of my death, as brother 
Willard did, I am as sure of salvation as you ore 
feat fee sun will rise and set again. 

Is Br. Willard saved? Yea, he is where Joseph 
u ; and I tell you there was a happy meeting. Was 
Br. Willard obedient ? Yes, just as obedient ae a 
well trained child. He has not got a wife or a child 


ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUNDRY 


wrong — anything feat violates fee 
holy principles of chastity, virtue, and holiness, I suy 
away with it, laud let tne be associated with the prin- 
ciples of righteousness, aud you who want it may 
take fee whole budget of the world and its fleeting 
pleasures ; only let me have pure, unalloyed metal ; 
and all who desire it, are freely welcome to the dross. 

' This people, taking them as a community, I be- 
lieve, would exchange many errors for one truth, 
aud one truth is worth all the errors in existence. — 
Yea, further— one principle of truth and lightteous- 
ness is worth the accumulated wealth of all fee 
world, wife all its pomp, titles and tinseled show. — 
The dross which is separated front iron ore is of no 
great value, :but fee metal is of worth to make iron 
and steel, which cau )>e converted into utensils for 
the use of man, such as plows, shears, spades, shov- 
els, &.c. Gold is vuiuable as a circulating medium, 
because of its scarcity comjiared with other metals ; 
otherwise it has no particular value more than any 
other portion of the globe, only in administering to 

tho uooossitios of mon. 

So far as we ore concerned, we were taken from 
the earth, and we may expect to return to it agam; 
and that portion of me which is pure, after the dross 
of this mortality is separated from it, I expect will be 
brother Iieber. It is that which will be resurrected; 
but all that is not pure will remain ; that is, it will 
not go back into my body again; and if there are ten 
parts out of the hundred which are dross aud cor- 
ruption, they will remain in the earth ; I do not ex- 
pect to take feat up again, but I expect to take up 
tlte purified element that will endure forever ; still 
the dross is beneficial in its place. 

I expect that will be the case with brother Willafd 
Richards. He lias gone, and it will not be long be- 
fore brother Brigham and Heber follow after. He 
has gone to a world of spirits to engage in a work 
he could not do if he had remained in the flesh. I 
do not believ* he could have done as much work for 
fee general good of the cause of God, had he re- 
mained in the flesh, as he cau accomplish now in the 
spirit; for there is a work ti done there; the gospel to 
preach — Israel to gather that they may purify them- 
selves, and become united in one heart and ltund. 

“ What ! in the spirit world V' Have I not told 
you often that fee separation of body and spirit 
makes no difference in the moral and intellectual 
condition of fee spirit? When a person who has al- 
ways been gqod and faithful to his God, lays down 
his body in the dust, his spirit will remain the same 
in the spirit world. It is not the body that has con- 
trol over the spirit as to its disposition, but it is fee 
spirit that controls the body. When tlte spirit leaves 
fee body, fee body becomes lifeless. The spirit has 
not changed one particle of itself by leaving the 
body. Were I to fall into a mud-hole, I should 
strive to extricate myself; but I do not suppose I 
should be any better — any more righteous — any 
more just and holy alien I got out of it, than while 
I was in it. f 

Our spirits : are, entangled in these bodies— held 
captive, as it were, for a season. They are like fee 
poor Saints, who are for a time obliged to dwell in 
miserable mud shanties feat are mouldering away 
and require much patching and care to keep them 
from mingling with mother earth before the time. — 
They feel miserable in these old, decaying taberna- 
cles, and long for the day when they can leave them 
to fall, and ttike possession of another good house. 

It seems nhtural for me to desire to be clothed 
wife immortality and eternal life, and leave the 
mortal flesh ; but I desire to stick to it as long as I 
can be a comfort to my sisters, brethren, wives and 
children. Independent of this consideration, I would 
not turn ray hand over to live twenty-five minutes. 
What else could give birth to a single desire to live 
in this tabernacle, which is more or less shattered by 
fee merciless storms which have beat upon it, to say 
nothing of fee ravages made upon it by the tooth of 
time ? While I cling to it I must of necessity suf- 
fer many pains, rheumatism, head ache, jaw ache, 
and heart ache ; sometimes in one part of my body, 
and sometimes in another. It is all right ; it fo so 
ordained, ilmi we may not cling wife too great a te- 
nacity to mortal flesh, but be willing to pass through 
the vail, and ijneet wife Joseph and Hyrum and Wil- 
lard, and Bishop Whitney, and thousands of others 
in fee world of spirits. 

Are they fell together, as we are to-day ? I believe 
all Israel have to be gathered ; and to accomplish 
this, fee eldeiis, both in this and fee world of spiritp, 
will go forth to preach to fee spirits in prison. — 


BAKER AND CONFECTIONER, 

JI». 171 N. E. Corner*! Murkrt and 7lh Slrrrl. 

sr. lxtci s, bo. 

JAMES TURNER 

K KEPS ootutsnUy tor (ale, Broad, Crarknn ot *11 kind*, Calm, Can 

dk», Cordial*, Air. Form, Soda, TuOaoco, Cigar*, Str. 

Nov. S3. 0 *■»* 


Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball. Taber- 
nacle, March 19, 1854. 

During the past winter I ho ve spoken but seldom 
in this Tabernacle ; for I have been engaged in 
teaching in other pluces. 

Were the false traditions of past aud present gen- 
erations thrown off entirely, it would be much to the 
advantage of this people, and of the human family. 
Jesus Christ could not teach his disciples as freely 
and as publicly as lie otherwise would, had he not 
been bound from the same cause. , 

There ore many who think, that because they ure 
unlearned, they have not the same 'amount of tradi- 
tion as those who are learned ; but there is not much 
difference between the two classes in this respect. — 
The inhabitants of the whole earth, are coated over, 
as it were, wife false traditions, which form an almost 
impenetrable barrier to fee shafts of truth. 

i am not what the world calls a learned man ; 
neither is President Y oung. We never went to any 
college, except the one sustained by the Latter-day 
Saints, and we have been in feat from fee beginning. 
Let me tell you, gentlemen and ladies, if we had 
been brought up in palaces, and been sent to school 
all the days of our lives to get all the education of 
fee world, and were practical men only in these 
things, would we be of any advantage to this people ? 
A man may pass through a course of education de- 
signed to fit him for a doctor, a minister, or a law- 
yer, $td if is often the case that he comes out an ig- 
noramus, br worse than a useless member of society. 

President Young and I were born of poor, but 
honest anij industrious parents, in the State of Ver- 
mont,, when it was new; and we have been in new 
region^ of country from feat day to fee present lime, 
except when we were in fee British Isles preaching 
the gospel| of salvation to a perishing world. We 
have cleared and subdued tlte land at various points 
from Vermont to this place, so that we have had no 
opportunity for becoming what the world calls edu- 
cated. But, if it were possible for me to exchange 
my. information for that of the most learned man up- 
on fee earth, I would not do it; it would bo like ex- 
changing a good, warm substantial suit of c.othing 
for a filthy mess of rags. 

He has pot. my experience ; it cannot be pur- 
chased with money, nor can men, by all their learn- 
ing attain to it. Although I have no education of a 
worldly nature, I have a spirit that knows right from 
wrong — what is true education, and what is not. — 
There is quite a difference between the true educa- 
tion that all men should have, and feat which per- 
tains merely to this life— tho’ when coupled together 
they are both good. 

When the flowers begin to bloom on the mountain 
sides, the ladies try to imitate them with artificial 
ones. • Which would you rather possess in educa- 
tion — the real flower, or the artificial one? Would 
you not rather Itave true education, direct from heav- , 
en. than the artificial cne of the world ? The one 
educates the head and the heart, the other the head 
alone. . ( 

The circumstances I have named rendered it im- 
possible for me to obtain the education of this world; 
yet fee education we Imve received from God has 
qualified me and my brethren to instruct kings and 
rulers, and bring to nought the wisdom of their wise 


£> R . WHITE, 

DISCOV ERBR OF TOK 

SYMPTOMA TRUTIN0R1C SYSTEM, 
For Diagouiaing all Diseases of the Chest and 
Lungs, 

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between 4th Ic .?!!»♦ from tt to (I P. M. 

Accord inn lo w 11 ambaiihcAtMl cMUfticiU report*, on© out ot every 
•lx of all iUh duatlu that occur iu Europe or America, arc from dtoeMta 
ot the lung* aloiiu. 

Judging from tho above data, th«rc arn al tho present lime wlthlu tho 
city ot Su Louis, at lout. 

FIFTJEBN THOUSAND 

Individual* who have dloeaao floated upon lUclr lungr*. It la equally Ini* 
that the Medical PnufttUdon, without exception, arc unable to detect n dl*- 
cav upon tho*e organ* In *oA*on to effect a radical euro; and (hi* to tho 
reason why that daw of dUrasc* have proved couni vernal iy f-»tal. And 
hence thto now tlUcovrry ofTn-x the ouly mean* extant for dct.-ctlug pul- 
monary dueatutt In their Incipient stage*, or Iu time to effect a euro Iti ev- 
erycaflc. In all probability, 14,000 out of tlie-above number may e«capo a 
premature grave, by at once availing thcuuclvea of tho hemilto of »hto 
Important dUoovery. 

Parent* and Guardian* should submit over/ member of Uidr families 
to an Immediate examination by this Now Sytaetn 11 they wm»kl avoid 
a responsibility desirable to none but Infidel*. They Miould not iutTer any 
pccuulary cotwldrration to deter them from reaping Ha Itcnedu If they 
would protect tho*© committed to their charge from one of tho most fa- 
tal disease* that extol* upon this continent. If they rely upon their fam- 
ily pliyalclan to apprise thrra of tho existence of thto dreadful dtoeaae, 
depend upon it, not oue co*o out of a hundred will ever recover. Hiuito 
of famine*, are you prepared to offtr lhofle committed to your reapontlbla 
charge a *aorince to pnjudloe, when thbnj tncontroveftablc facta aro be- 
fore jr6u? If *o, tho responsibility reyta entirely with you. 

Nov. IB, »Bi. [IU. 


CORINTHIAN MEIXXDY. 

Music— "HARK I” 

The Hat was on bit head, 

The pignut crowd admired; 

A whispering- maiden sold— 
iko how that man’s attired I 
What beauty In bto waist, 

How match Ins his cravat, 

Aud then how much he’s graced 
WUh that resplendant Hat I 

Ho (urnbU him from tho throng. 

As ho left Corinthian Hall, 

Bui a* he moves along, 

On him all glances fall. 

(Jrttd boe—^Nol heaven^ clear blue, 

With itorry mdlnnco set, 

Appears more fair lo view 
Than yonder laitrora jet I ** 

Its tame hr all was raised; 

lib bosom svreil» with pride; 

While they admiring gaxed. 

He ratoed hto voice aud cried— 

« Friends, would you have my Joy, 

And win oq equal fanto, 

Tour Hats on Broadway buy; 

There’s a few more left— the tame.** 

THE GREAT NATIONAL HAT STORE, 

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. 897 BROADWAY, 

ESTABLISHED OTH MARCH, 1846, 

FOR TOE SALE OF 

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FOR 14 EACH! 

FOR A 

LU8TROU8, STYLISH, AND DURABLE SUPER 
DRESS HAT, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL ! 

FOR A 

FUR, PLU8H, OR COTTON CAP, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! - 

FOB A 

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GO TO CORINTIAN HALL! 

von AN 

infant’s Fashionable fancy hat, 

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8®“ BIO HAT.jgi 

Hot. IS, >64. (tU. 


A Sinouear Case. — “A number of pins were 
rerantly exhibited to fee Pathological Society of 
London, removed from various parts of the body of a 
young woman, who was taking down cloths from the 
drying lines, and putting the pins in her mouth, 
when some one came behind her and seized her by 
the arms, startling hee so much that she swallowed 
the snouthfull \ sickness and emenation followed ; a 
smell swelling showed itself under her left breast, 
which ulcerated and burst, giving passage to a pin, 
the head of which was gone. Sixteen others were 
removed from about the some spot, and others from 
fee the left knee, from over the breast bone, and 
from the wrist — twenty-two in all. They had all 
lost their heads except two." 


®>3“A it- o wboridacules his neighbour's loibles, 
and pronourtce. him to be deficient in intellect, 
without just caUBe, is very spt to possess more self- 
esteem than sound sense, and to be a slave to the 
worst of all vices — envy. 


FOR THE WEST. 

E MIGRANTS tor tbo We*i .ill tliwl It to tbrlr IntcrcMto c.11 OB 
ALMA ROLLER betw^tn Troth mk! Eleventh itrorU, on Frank- 
lin Avrono, bofof* rot* put* their woiwn* cUrwbere, u br X prepared 
to funi!»b VWOM put t(j) In the best .lyle, mid out ot the t**t material. 
Wagon.* made at the tamo >hop have l«ro turd tor the pari three voara 
by the Western emigration and ittveu general aaiutaeilon. 

St. LouJa, Mo., Dec- 13, lb&4. [4 u 


■Y REMOVAL. 

T^BA^CIS LKPERE ho* removed hto store from No. 81 Franklin ava- 
Jt . lo lb© premUe* formerly occupied by hini) *outh-*h*t comer of 

Hv.Tnth and Franklin avenoe. 

A CARt>. 

T HE SuUcribtr, thankful for the very liberal patronage bmUAved 
upon him during the pool year, would say to bto patron* and the 
public generally, that he will spare no pains to redder sattofnetion la 
every particular article purchased at hi* oeubltohmcnt. With Increased 
fncUIUi* for purchasing goods, and commodious store rooms, we are ena- 
bled to compete with any bouse in pur line In the city. 

Dec. % 3 2m FHANC18 LEPERE. 


GALLAGHER 8t CO,, 

Practical Dyers and Scourers, 

No. tli North 3d 3 doom from Vine, Sooth ride, and No. ISO Morgan 

at, betwoni 6th anil 7U>, St. Loth* Mo. 
gap Have opened their new and cheap Dyitut and Scorning ctalllab- 
men!, (kntlemm* Coafa, Pantaloon*, Veeta, fcc.r-Dyied, Scoured and 
neatly repaired, ■ 

Nov. IS, ’St. [lit. 


STORK and to arrive, the M toning article*, lor aale low fdr caah 
SO bag* prime Rio Cottar ; 80 bag* Laguynt i 
SO pocket, old govermnrot Jav. ; 

ISO hr. cheat* and chest* Imperial, Young ilywu and Black Tea«| 
90 bag* whole Pepper j 5 bag* Alaplee’; 

3 ceUM Nutmeg* i 3 bales Clove*; 

30 boar* pare ground Sptee* ; 96 do. jCastltf Soap; 

Scaake dried Curranu; 90 boxer Citron , 

10 caafa Myer’a Tobacco ; 2S barrel. Languedoo Almond. J 
6 caw* (iilloPa Sardine*, l-JEa and 1-4* I 
85 boxea Baker’* Cocoa and Cboootaus ; 

SO boxea MR. RalUm. PBANC1S LBEBRK. 

•v. 9. [39m 


SALOON. 

S X BS. M . 0. TRAVERS, taka pleasure In aaylug to her numerou* ctnKf- 
1VJL mere, and the ptlbllo, that rite luuaeeloou on Pine rtraet, two door* 
nan Bates’ Theatre; where ahe U at all time, ready to aorvunp Oyri-w, 
Coffoe, Coca Cake*, and Centecrionatla or all kind*. Iron ahape to suit 

' .'i *. 0 *P lrart - ’ 


ALEXANDER DOW, 

M XTannlacturer ol aU kind* or COPPER, TIN, AND SURE! IRON 
M WARE, DOW’S MISERS’ LAMPS, WARRANTED AlK TiODT 
No, 9 Wins Nidi*, Axe*, Ox-CltalM, fcc., Sic, 

0OOK1NO STOVES kept coneiitnlly on hand. Cooking and light trav- 
elling Stove* aUoothcront-flttlpe* adapted lo the \i*c or Bnilgranutn Salt 
Lake, (Jamomla, and Oregon, may. be found at No. 133 Market St. be- 
tween Sth and thh, St. Lou la, Mo, 

Window Ola** 8*10 and 10x14, \ 

Nov. 18, *64, ' [Ilf. 


CHILD, PRATT & CO., 

IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALS HS 

IN FOREIGN’ AND DOMESTIC HARDWARE AND CUTLERY, 

MO. 147 MAIN STREET, 

Third Door North of the Bonk of Mlasourl, 

ST. LOUIS; 

Dec. 9, >64. (9 If* 

LOUIS EaPENSCHIED, 

WAGON MANUFACTURER, 

Corner ol Broadway and Labonume Rtecrl, 
OPPOSITE UMPIRE MILLS. 

NORTH IT. LOUIS, MO. 

1*0. VS4. [8 ti, 


S. J. LEES, 

LOCKSMITH, CUTLER AND SAW-FILBR, 

No. 81 Morgan, st. Si. Louis, Mo, , 

JUOK SAWiL Carpenter*’ Coopers’ aud Butchers' saw*, (lied and not. 
) Blade* put lino Knives; Rarnra and Soisaor* ground, aet andropaired. 
dlore’ andTlutocr*’ Shcais, Carpenter*’ and Coopers’ Tool*, Butcher*’ 
live* and Chopper*, ground. - 

|Cy Guns repaired and for *ale. All kind* ol Tool* bought and sold. 
S y The owner* and a«*nte of property, Meamboat ftewerda, keeper) 
boarding boater rod hotel* prill Unit thrlr order* promptly attended to. 


Where ? Down into hell ? I appeal to fee elders 


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4 



LIGHT SSHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDETH IT NOT. JESUS 


even if her voice had remained firm, her humid eyes 
would have revealed her sinking heart. 

u Good night, dear. The blessed angels guard 
you in slumber," said Mrs. Brown, as she returned 
the ferveut kiss. *' .. . . 

“ Good night, father ! Good night, mother 1 said 
John, in an ofl-dtand, bravado sort of way, gliding 
from the room as he spoke — thus revealing to the 
acute perceptions of both father and mother, that all 
was not right with him either. 

A long silence followed the withdrawal of the 
the children — a silence burdened with thought, 
questionings and earnest debates. At last Mr. 
Brown said : 

« I remember, flow, that 1 promised to see a gen* 
tlentan litis evening, so 1 shall have to go out. But 
I won’t bq gone over an hour. 

•< Don’t stay long. "—Mrs. Brown spoke in a very 
quiet, subdued tone of voice. There was a pressure 
on her feelings, and her husband percieved it. 

“ I will return very soon." As Mr. Brown left 
the apartment, the sewing upon which his wife was 
engaged fell into her lap, and leading an elbow on 
the table, site rested her head on her hand and wbb 
soon lost in a matte ol thought. She did not feel 
satisfied about the children. They were but chil— • 
dren and creatures of feeling. # In their generous 
sell-denial, they devoted all they were to receive at 
Christmas to the relief of poor Mr. Elkhart's family. 
Nothing had been kept back for themselves. The 
consciousness of having blessed (he needy and the 
suffering, was to suBtain them on the festive morrow, 
and make then hearts glad, though they received no 
tokens of love. She did not believe that they were 
equal to their self-imposed trial. Nor did she be 4 
lieve that it was right to let them l>ear it. But Mr. 
Brown, from having beeu extravagant in Christmas 
goods last year, had now passed over to the other 
extreme. He was a firm man when his mind was 
made up about anything, and Mrs. Brown, therefore, 
felt she had better bear with her children, what the 
morrow would bring, than have a useless discussion 
in which dogmatism would chafe and wound her 
clear perceptions. 

It was near ten o’clock when Mt. Brown came 
A marked contrast there was between bis 


that was a fooliah blunder. I saw it deafly enough, 
but tbtju a perception of the folly catue too late. The 
wreck and ruin that followed mode me .jck. It has 
had otje good effect, however— that of opening my 
eyes to the foolishness of this whole system of Christ- 
mas waste and extravagance. 

We' must make the children comprehend it. 1 
want jyou, Mary, to talk to them seriously on the 
subject ; you'll not find the task a difficult one ; they'll 
hear tt> reason, 1 am sure." 

But! Mrs. Brown understood the children much 
belter i bau that. Talk to them about the folly of 
making Christmas presents ! — she might almost as 
well have tulktd to a hungry man about the waste 
and eittravagnuce of eating ! 

So kbe shook her head and replied — " It won’t do 
Edwakd." “It most do.” Mary, was the decisive 
answer ; and Mr. Brown got up and walked the 
floor, buttoning, us he did so, his coat up to his very 
chin-ran involuntary act that expressed the firmness 
of Ins purpose. “ My mind is fully made up ; in 
fact, him been made up on this subject ever since a 
clear perception came ol lust year's folly. There’ll 
be no {fifty dollars wasted at Christmas; of this you 
may pest assured. 1 can t afford it; and it I could, 
a sense of right would not permit the extravagance.” 

Mrt Brown continued to talk on, in the hope of 
convincing his wife, inducing her to net freely with 
him ip the matter. But Mrs. Browu said little in 
reply| that little satisfied her husband that her ro- 
operafion was not to be counted upon. 

Ndxt morning at breaking! the children, in whose 
mindi vague questionings and suspicions hud beeu 
aroused, exatnitwd curiously llie rather grave laces 
of tlitjir parents. But there was no light there. 

“ How many days to Christmus now, papa?” said 
little pet Maggy, breaking in upon the brooding si- 
lencejthat hung heavily over die family circle. 

Mi. Brown looked at the child, but made no an- 
swer.! 

•• Jiust nine days,” answered Fanny in a half whis- 
per, pending towards Maggy, vet 1 keeping her eyes 
fixed jupcm the countenance of her father. 

“ Nine days," repente3 the child. “ Nine days is 
such a longtime ; I wish Christmas was to-morrow.” 

Mj\ Brown said nothing, uud Mrs. Bi-orm w„j>v 
silence. How busy was thought iu the minds of 
both. 1 

“ hat’s the matter, Edward ? Are you not well 
tliis morning ? " said Mrs. Brown, as her husband 
nrosef from the table, after taking but a single cup of 
coffee- 

“ I’m very wall," replied Mr. Brown, with affect- 
ed cheerfulness ; “ hut I huvn’t much appetite, and I 


your whole fives, ves, yes, your wisnes nwi ^ 
gratified. Maggy shall have two gold dollare, and 
John nod Fanny three gold, dollars apiece, as Christ- 
mas gifts" 

How joyfully the children clapped their hands at 
this announcement. 

“ My difficult problem is solved," said Mr. Brown, 
after the children had retired for the night ; “ and 
solved in n way little anticipated." 

«' Dear hearts ! ” said Mre. Brown. “ Their gen- 
erous purposes were not awakened by any sugges- 
tions of mine.” ■ • ! 

*• How much better to spend money in relieving 
the suffering and the needy than to waste it in use- 
less gew-gaws," observed Mr. Brown. 


•• How many duvs to Christmas, papa ' inquired 
an earnest little voice, as a pair of soft hands were 
-pressed fondly against the cheeks ol Mr Brown. 

'•Just ten dnys," answered Mr. Brown; but not 
in tones of equal interest. 

•• Ten days* Oh, thru is such a long tune 1 1 wish 
ii wns to-morrow. " 

•' \ ou do ? ’’ 

•< Vos, indeed, pnpo ten days ' That’s more than 
ii wi eW, isn't it ? ” 

“ Yes, three days more than a week." 

•• Well. I wish it was to-morrow." 

•• Why so soon, petty ?" 

•* Don't you know i " And the child smiled archly 
in her father’s face. 

•• How should I know!" saul Mr. Browu. 

•• Don't know why I wish to-morrow was Christ- 
Ilian ! I guess mother knows; don’t you mother?” 

Mrs. Brown smiled lovingly upon her little one, 
the youngest and dearest of her flock. Just then 
die two elder children came into the room. 

■ ", Don't you wish to-morrow was Christmas. Fan- 
ny?— and don't you, loo, John?” inquired lhe,cbild. 

•• Don’j r, Maggy?" answered John, a merry 
smile playing over his countenance. “ Yes, indeed ! 
But it isn’t to-morrow ; and wishing wuu’l do any 
good.” 

•• It's only ten days off,” said Fanny quietly.” 
•• A little more than a week, Christinas wall be here." 

•• And then." said John, glancing meaningly to- 
ward Ins lather. 

••■And then,” chimed in Fanny. 

Hut, from some cause, the subject was not agree- 
able to Mr. Brown, as was evident in the gravity ot 
his manner. This the children were quick to see ; 
end it cooled their enthusiasm. Silence followed. 
In a little while Maggy slipped down from her fa- 
thers knee, nnj drew quietly to her mother's side ; 
Iren) whence she looked at her father with fitful 
glances, half timidly and half wonderingly. Somc- 
now, tins reference to Christmas was not ugrcenble 
jo Mr. Brbwn, and the children perceived it. 

The evening passed without further remark on the 
coming festive season ; yet not without thoughts of it 
in every inii d — in fact, little else was thought of, 
either by Mr. or Mrs. Brown, or the children. Af- 
ter the latter had retired for the night, Mr. Brown 

smJ *• I mn really troubled about this matter of 

Christmas presents, Mary, it does seem such a waste 
ot money. Last year it didn’t cost me less than fifty 
dollars; nnd wlint good come of it all ?” 

Mrs. Brown looked earnestly at her husband, 
sighed, but mode no answer. Her heart was with 
her little ones ; and the thought of their being disap- 


A few days more glided by. It was the 24th of 
December — time, evening. Mr. BrownWaa seated 
at the center table, around which gathered the chil;. 
dren. He had his purse in his hand. 

• “ What do you say now, Moggy, dear ? to-morrow 
is Christmas, you know.” 

“ Yes, papa," answered die child, lifting her large 
clear eyes to his face. There was in diem heavenly 
beauty diat arrested the lather’s attention, and caused 
hint to gaze almost wonderingly into their liquid 
depths. 

“ Do you still want a gold dollar for your Christ- 
mas gift?” 

“ You said I should have two gold dollars," an- 
swered Maggy. 

“ Well, then, two gold dollars? ” 

“ Yes, papa.” 

*.* What will you do with them ? " 

H Give them to poor Mrs. Elkliart, for her baby.” 

“ There diey are love," said Mr. Brawn, as he 
laid two yellow coins in the soft, pink hand of Maggy. 

“ Thank you, papa ; I’m so glad! " ’ How her hi- 
de eyes sparkled and danced. W' hat dimpling smile 
went wreathing over her innocent face, 

“ Now Fanny and John, what do you say ? " Mr. 
Brown turned to his two older children. 

“ Just what Maggy has said.” urns their unhesi- 
tating answer. 

“ Three dollars for you, Fanny, and three for you, 
John.” Mr. Brown handed the glittering coins to 
his children as he spoke. 

“ Eight dollars in all,” said John. 

. “ It will do them so much good. How glad Mrs. 
Elkhart will be when we take them to her." Fanny 
mused a little while, and then said — 

“ I want to give something to Mary Elkhart. She 
is a dear little thing. Oh, now I think of it! ” How 
bright her face became in$tautly. “ She shall have 
the little wax doll father brought for me last Christ- 
mas. 1 had three then ; two large ones and a small 
one. The small one is just as good as new. May 
I give it to her, mother ? ” 

“If you wish to, Fanny." 

“Then she shall have; it,” said the little girl, 
firmly. “ Mary docs not jet many nice play things. 
And now that her poor father is hurt so badly, and 
cannot work and earn money, I don’t believe she 
will have a single Christmas gift. Yes, indeed, I 
will send heT that .pretty wax doll.” 

“ There’s Eddy and Willy Elkhart.” John’s in- 
terest for the little boys was now awakened. * Eve- 
rybody gets presents at Christmas. I think I’ll take 
half a dollar of the money to buy something for 
them. No, I won’t either. Now I think of it, 
there’s a box of building blocks most os good as new, 
in the garret. Eddy shall have them; and for 
Willy — let me see — what have I for W illy ? yes- — 


"Oh, that is sad, sad!” answered Mrs. Brown. 

“ He has- so many little ones dependent on him. 
Whnt will they do? ” 

“ I’ve just come from there," said the neighbor. 

“ Ah, it is a sight to make the heart ache ! Mrs. 
Elkhart’s baby, is only two weeks old ; and she is 
still too feeble to be about. The shock has thrown 
her back very much ; five little children, the father 
disabled for months, and the mother yet sick with a 
young bnby— -Oh, Mrs. Brown, there is heart trouble. 
We who have so many comforts around us can but 
dimly realize the suffering of that poov wife and 
mother.” 

“ Let us not lie to her ns the Priest and the Levite, 
but ns the good Samaritan," said Mrs. Brown. 

“ Spoken like a woman und a Christian," respond- 
ed the neighbor. “ Yes, let us act the part of the 
good Samaritan.” 

While the lady conversed with th*ir mother, the 
children listened with deep interest. Soon after she 
went away John and T’anny started for school. At 
dinner time Mr. and Mrs. Brown talked much about 
poor Mr. Elkhart and his family, and suggested va- 
rious. means of relief. They were willing, they said, 
to do all for them in their power, but feared that an 
adequate support for several months could not be re- 
lied upon. 

Three or four days went by without anything more 
beinsr said by the children in reference to ClirisUnas. 
Their rather extravagant expectations had been low- 
ered by the manner of their father when the subject 
was previouslyjnentioned, as well as by the conver- 
sation held with their mother. Even little Maggy 
perceived that Christmas presents was not an agree- 
able theme, aud she too kept silence before her 
father. 

Only a few days now intervened between the pres- 
ent and the long looked for and pleasantly anticipated 
festive holiday. It was evening — the tea things had 
been removed, and Mr. and Mrs. Brown, with their 
three children, set before the red glowing grate, feel- 
ing very comfortable, and talking together very 
pleasantly. All at once little Maggy, who was on 
her father's knee, and bud one arm around his neck, 
said, half timidly, and with worm blushes mantling 
her cheeks, as if she knew the subject would i#t be 
altogether agreeable — 

“ Won’t you give me 
mas gift ? ’’ 

“ A dollar, child ! " Mr. Brown looked grave, 
and spoke quite seriously. 

“ Yes, papa, a little round gold dollar. I wont 
nsk for anything eke ; and you needn't buy me any- 
thing.” 

Maggy's sweet little face was now almost crim- 
son, for site felt that her request was not pleasant to 
her father. 

“ What do you want with a dollar, Maggy dear ? ” 
Mr. Brown was recovering himself, and his voice 
waB now tender and encouraging. 

“ I want to give it to poor Mrs. Elkhart to buy 
clothes for her little baby.” 

« Dear child.” murmured Mr. Brown in a low 
unsteady voice, as he hugged Maggy to his heart. 
The request, so unexpected, touched him deeply. 

" You will give me one, won't you? ’’ still urged 
die child in her earnest little tones. 

“ Yes. dear, you shall have two gold dollars for so 
good a purpose,” answered Mr. Brown. “ God's 
loving angels have inspired the generous wish." 

“ I’m so glad ! y.our such a good father ! ” said the 
child, as she flung her tiny arms about her father’s 
neck, and clasped him eagerly. 

"Just the Christinas gifts that Fanny and I want,” 
said John, now pressing up to his father's side. 
We talked about it all the way from school this after- 
noon.” 

“ Youdi4?" 

i “ O yes," answered Fanny, as she stood beside 
her brother. “We don’t want anything for opr- 
! selves " •> .>• t- •; • 

“ It is more blessed to give than to receive,” said 
Mr. Brown, as he laid a hand upon each yotmg 
i head ;. “ and you will prove this, I trust, ere many 
days have passed. It gives me fine pleasure, j my 
children, to find in you such unselfish purposes. 
Poor Mr. Elkhart’s little ones are worthy of all your 
l generous sympathies ; and in denying yourselves for 
their good, you are procuring heartfelt delight that 


home. 

animated countenance and manner, and tile heavy 
eye and weary air of his wife. '■ 

"You are late," she said. 

" Yes; almost an hour later than I meant to slay. 
But I couldn't get home any earlier. I have done 
some good, however, and that will compensate to* 
absence- I was able to interest several gentlemdh 
in Elkhart’s case. They have made up a purse of 
twenty-five dollars, which I am commissioned to 
spend in fuel and groceviea, and send to the family 
as a Christmas present to-morrow.” 

The face of Mrs. Brown grew bright instantly. 
“ How glad I am to hear you say this. .For all tbeir 
misfortunes, the day will not be altogether dark to 
them." 

“ No ; not altogether dark,” said Mr. Brown, now 
speaking in an absent maimer. Some new thought 
had come into his mind,<aud was ocoupyjng it al- 
most exclusively. 1 

“ I don’t think the children feel altogether right 
about to-morrow," said Mrs. Brown, venturing upon 
a subject very near to her feelings. 

“ How so ?” enquired her husband. 

" Children are children.” 

( Continued dn fourth page . ) , 


CALIFORNIA SHEPHERD DOG 

The San Jose Tribune gives the following inter- 
esting account of the fidelity and vigilance of the 
California shepherd dog. 

Many of the rancheros of this valley send out 
their sheep daily under the charge and protection of 
their dogs alone, and feel assured the in the eve- 
ning they will be returned safely to the. fold. Day 
after day, and night after night, nay, year after year, 
and through a whole lifetime the Taithful sheep flogs 
are found devoting every hour of their existence, 
with a faith that knows no change to the important 
true? reposed in them by their owners. Whether 
beneath the scorching rays of the summer’s sun,, or 
amidst the storms and chilling winds of winter, — 
whether fed to repletion, or enduring the keen pangs 
of hunger, he cheerfully goes each morning to the 
performance of the task, leading bis flock over valley 
and mountain, guarding them from the attacks of all 
enemies throughout the day, and at the approach of 
night returning them to their corrals. No persua- 
sions, allurements, or sufl'eriugs, can induce him to 
relax his vigilance or watchfulness. As the first 
note of danger falls upon bis quick ear, his defiant 
voice is heard, and lie at once throws himseli be- 
tween his flock and the approaching enemy, to fight 
their battles and cover their retreat. And many 


dollar, pa pa, for my Christ- 


“Uselessly?" said Mrs. Browu, in a tone of in- 
quuy, that implied a doubt as to the fairness of her 
husband a conclusion. 

s Whnt pood came of all our waste ol money in 
Christmas presents last year ? ” 

" VYo made the children happy for one thing," re- 
plied Mrs.' Brown. “ aud you'll own there was good 
in tluu, — money spent m procuring happiness lor any 
out* can boidly lie called money wasted.” 

“ Present pleasure is sometimes liought at the 
price of future unhappiness," said Mr. Brown. 

j* True,” returned Ins wife, “ but bow the remark 
applies Iwre, l do not so plainly perceive.” 

>• You see that the children have set their hearts 
dbiu lepcJitwn of* the same extravagance tliis year. 
Now, it Joes not seem to me right to spend money 
in ,tlu$ way. If I do not, of coutse they . will be dis- 
upjwinted and unhappy. So the pleasure conferred 
Iasi year will lie the cause of pain now;" 

Mrs. Browu was silent. Not tlint she felt the 
hofice ol what her husband said — iier heart, as we 
ihate before remarked, was with her little ones, and 


especial pleasure. “ Eight dollars ! How glad it 
wifi make poor Mrs. Elkhart.” 

|< Don’t foTget now,” remarked Mrs. Brown smil- 
ing, “ that my Christmas present must go in the some 
direction." 

Mr. Brown looked thdughtftil for a few moments. 
He was turning the subject over in his mind. 

“ I meant to have bought you — but I won’t say 
what. It would have cost juBt twelve dollars. Here 
is the money. Do with it as your heart may prompt” 
The children looked earnestly at the mother, as 
she received the sum of twelve dollars. She held 
the gold in her hand for a little while, and it seemed 
as if there were some questionings in her mind. 
Then she laid it on the table saying — 

“Twelve and eight. make twenty. How much 
more good the money will do for this distressed fam- 
ily than it would have done to us, had we spent it, 
one for the other, in Christmas presents. Such to- 
kens are not needed as evidences of affection.?’ 

For some lime there was a pleasant excitement 
among the Children. Gradually this subsided ; and 
although they continned at intervals to speak of the 
happiness their presents would Create in the morning, 
yet it did not create the observation of either father 
or mother that a certain joyonsness of feeling was 
absent. They were more silent than usual; and 
their tones, when they spoke, were subdued- 

“ We won’t hang up our stockings to-night for 
Klngle,” said Fanny, as she gave her puent*%; 
usual good night kiss, f She had meant to speak 
very bravely and cheerfully, but the eflort was not 


you With all blessings in their power to bestow," 
answered Mrs. Browu, as she placed an arm around 
each of her children, and drew them gently to her 
side. There was a penetrating tenderness in her 
low tones that went instantly to the hearts of John 
aud Fanny. 

" Christmas presents," continued Mrs. Brown, 
“ are meant to express to you the good wishes or af- 
fection of those who make them. They are not to 
be so much regarded for their value, or even useful- 
ness, as for the evidences they bring of love in the 
giver. Think of this, my children, and then what- 
ever you receive wifi be highly prized, even though 
in itself it be the merest trifle. Your father loves 


non, and the seductive influences ot nanery, uu- 
boughtby gain— how much more just would bo his; 
claim to superiority and dominion over all created 
things, ? 


" Oh I love him very much,” a 
‘Yea, clung tightly to her mother’s arm. 


>■ 



teach them the way of life and salvation, and assist 
him in his I a Ivors in whatsoever tilings he may need. 
So shall the blessings of the righteous descend upon 
them, and the approbation of the Father be mani- 
fested unto them ; and we pray God, the Eternal, 
who rulest in the heavens, to bless Elder Erastus 
Snow in bis ministry and teachings, that grace, 
mercy and power may be multiplied unto him, that 
he may rejoice continually in his labors und faithful- 
ness in Thy kingdom, in the name of Jesus Christ. 
Amen. 

Signed in behalf of said Church at Great Salt Lake 
City, Utah Territory, United Stutesof America, 
this 30th day of October, A. D. 1954. 


of this city. It has, of late, been so uncommon for 
editors and scribblers to allude to the Mormons, 
in any other than a vindictive spirit, and in a man- 
ner most absurd and extravagant, misconstrueing 
every act and word of Governor Young and the 
Mormons ; manifesting a most holy horror of a man 
who dare honor ami maintain his wives and his chil- 
dren, instead ol following'll] the footsteps of those hyp- 
ocrites, into the dens of infamy and corruption which 
taint the moral atmosphere oi all oar large towns, 
and flourish under the nose and fostering care of 
these moral lecturers who crawl out of licentious 
sheets to write their morning address, and urge on 
the government to war upon the Mormons. We re- 
peat, it has been so uncommon to hear an honorable 
editor speak out with sense and discretion, and re- 
buke the braying of these asses, that when it does 
occur we find ourselves instinctively reaching out to 
shake hands with him. 


The High Counoil to all the Saints throughout 
this Stake of 


Zion — Greeting: 

Beloved brethren and sisters — Our now perfect or- 
ganization in this region of country has brought with 
it new duties and increased responsibilities and obli- 
gations, which if carefully observed and faithfully 
discharged, will make us more perfect, even ns our 
present government is more perfect. 

If there is one duty more weighty, or obligation 
more binding to us than another, it is to feel after 
your welfare, to lead you by our example, and coun- 
sels, and instructions to your respective duties ; to 
mingle our feelings, sympathies and spirit with yours, 
that you may learn to be better fathers and mothers, 
better husbands and wives, better servants and mas- 
ters, better members of society, and in a word, that 
you may become better Saints of the Most High God. 

You are choseu, dear brethren, from- among an 
ungodly world, to be repositories of die revelations of 
Jesus Christ, to be champions of truth ; and you are 
required to contend earnestly for the faith once de- 
livered and now restored to the SaintB. 

You have covenanted with the Lord at die waters 
of baptism to keep His commandments and obey His 
laws, and to live by every word that proceedeth from 
His mouth. Your obligations and responsibilities 
are, therefore, a hundred fold greater than they were 
before you made tliis sabred engagement, and re- 
newed the holy seal of the covenant, eveu the Holy 
Ghost, the comforter which has taken of the diings 
of Jesusaiid revealed them unto you. 

Do you wish to learn more fully your duties and 
obligations? Then listen to die voice of wisdom and 
counsel, and obey the same in meekness and sim- 
plicity, and die spirit of God shall rest upon you ; the 
visions of heaven shall be unfolded to you, aud you 
shall never he confounded worlds without end. 

Are you elders of Israel ? Theu strive with all 
diligence to magnify your high and holy calling ; 
cleanse yourself from all uncleanness and all man- 
ner of unrighteousness ; study not to please man, but 
study how you may please the Lord and His ser- 
vants ; put not your trust in man, but trust ui all limes 
and for all diings in die mighty God of Jacob. Call 
to mind the noble acts and generous deeds of the 
Elders of Israel in ancient days, who, through their 
faith and righteousness, are renowned and honored 
both on earth and in heaven. “ Through faith die 
Elders obtained a good report." Let your ambition 
ever be to excel in the knowledge of truth, the exer- 
cise of wisdom, and the practice of righteousness. 

Are you Priests, Teachers, or Deacons? Theu 
watch with fidelity over the church, over which the 
Lord hath made you overseers. Treasure up in your 
hearts words of wisdom and comfort, that you may 
have wherewith to strengthen and console die weak 
and desponding ; honor and obey the counsels of 
your brethren, that die Saints may honor and oliey 
you; be men of faith and prayer and live continually 
in the fear of the Lord and in the light of His spirit 
and. no (rood thing will ha withhold from you — hilt 
you shall be called the ministers of God. Let all 
your aspirations for greatness he resolved into good- 
ness ; and be contented in the station in which the 
Lord has placed you — only magnify the same and 
you shall be honorable. Do not aspire for office and 


i-STf 10018, SATURDAY, DKl'KMBKR 23, 1851 


not one of them fullon to the earth: yea, and tlu-y 
had foaght as with the strength of Gods ; yea, never 
were men kpown to have fought with such miracu- 
lous strength ; and with such mighty power did they 
fall upon the Laminates, that they did frighten them , 
and for this- cause did the Laminites deliver them- 
selves up as prisoners of war.” 

If you would have now such faithful, brave, nnd 
zealous young men, we must have correspond iug 
parents ; and if you would be thus honored and dis- 
tinguished, obey the oft repeated counsel of the 
prophet Brighain, namely : “ Live your holy reli- 
gion.” You shall then be blessed, honored aud gf„. 
rifled in your children, who will, through /eternal 
ages, call you blessed. ( 

We moreover say unto all Saints, he temperate in 
your thoughts and actions ; pray without ceasing ; let 
your prayers be heard in your families day by duy ; 
seek not the riches of the world, but seek rather (lu- 
nches of heaven, “which neither moth or rest doth 
corrupt, and which thieves do not break through and 
steal;” cease from murmuring, complaining, ami 
speaking ill of one another ; cherish the spirit of God 
in your hearts and cultivate the spirit of charity in 
your bosoms, which hopetli all things, believeth all 
things, and endurelh oll.lhiugs, and which hidelh a 
multitude af sins. Do nut nyt so foolishly as some 
have done, who for some real or imaginary wrong 
committed by some Cain or Judas, Balaam or Siinou 
Magus, have kicked up their heels, denied die fuith, 
and cursed God, or that which is equivalent, His 
faithful servants : by tlio by, wo will remind such of 
a German proverb — “ the curses of the wicked are 
like chickens, they generally return home to roost." 
Take heed, brethren, that you be not led iuto so un- 
wise a course, which has led many apparently good 
men and women into the depth of sin and tile vortex 
of aposlacy; be not overcome of evil, but overcome 
evil with good. t 

Cease from loud and boisterous laughter, that you 
grieve not tire spirit of God, for God is not pleased 
with any excess in his children; “and excessive 
laughter is sin." See Doctrines and Covenants, 
page 148. 

In conclusion, We say unto you in the words of 2d 
Peter, 1st chap., 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th verses : “Add 
to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to 
knowledge temperance, arid to temperance patience, 
and to patience Godliness, and to Godliness brotherly 
kindness, nnd to brotherly kindness charity ; and if 
these things be iti you and abound, they make you 
that ye shall neither be "barren or unfruitful in the 
knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. * * * Where- 
fore brethren give diligence to make your calling 
and election sure, for if you do these things you shall 
never fall.” 

Signed in behalf of the Council. 

MILO ANDRUS, Pres'l. 

J. S. Cantwell, Clerk. 


WST OF AGENTS FOR THE LUMINARY. 

New Orleans, Jam.-s Mcgaw. 

Ala. anil Tonn., H. W. Church. 

Ha- rison county, Texas. William Msrtinilsle. 

Milan county, Texas, S. M. Blair. 

PXfftJh Thomas, Traveling Agent Tor the SotUh 
Cincinnati, O., Hon. Orson Spencer. 

Spring tic lil, O., A. R. Wright. 

Pittsburgh, Pa., B. F. Winchester. 

Georgetown, Ky., J. M. Barlow. 

Keokuk, Iowa, Charles Clark. 

Philadelphia, Samuel Harrison. 584 Poplar, 8t. 

New York, John Taylor. 

Helena, Ark., Alfred Gay. 

Pecan Point, Arif., L. J. DeLopair. 

Bluff City, Iowa, Wm. H. Folson, and L. O. Littlefield. 
Maquoketa. Iowa, J: Dairy uiplc. 

Grayois, Mo., Charles Maxwell. 

Fairfield, Ind.,John Wickel. 

Alquina, Ind., Stephen Golding. 

Altqn, 111., Henry J. Hudson. 


BRIGHAM YOUNG, 


We would -call the attention of all lovers of good 
tea, to the advertisement of Van, the Tea Man in 
another column; an far as we have seen he keeps 
good tea, nnd sells at reasonable rates. 


NOTICE. 

Aliy person wishing to lease a good comfortable 
house containing six rooms with a dry cellar, situa- 
ted on Morgan street between 2d aud 3d, cau be 
accommodated by applying to S. J. Less, on the 
premeses. 


Missionary Labors — St. Louis Conference — Items 
from Utah. 

- St. Loom, Mo., Dec. 20, *54. 

Dear Bb. Show: — Since ray last to you of the 
7th iust., I have thought that some of the transpiring 
events that have come under my observation would 
not he uiiintereatiug to your friends and renders of 
the Luminary, feeling at ail times an ardent desire 
to communicate to my brethren those things that 
cause my heart to leap for joy — that is, the onward 
march of the holy gospel aud its sanctifying influ- 
ence among the Saints of the most high God. 

Ou the lfilh iust., at 8 1-2 a. m., I started by the 
cars for Cheltenham, near the Dry Hill branch of 
the church, liaving sent an appointment to preach 
there that eveniug. I spent the day in visiting the 
Saints and giving them such counsel as will have a 
saving influence, if given heed to. Evening came, 
and the Saints met together — the Lord blessed us 
with His holy spirit and gave me utterance. I was 
enabled through His blessing to discharge my duty 
in laying before my brethren the principles of life 
and salvation. We hod a joyful time together; and 
I trust many will rejoice in days to come. I spent 
the night there, and started early in the morning for 
St. Louis. After spending a few hours in the city, 
I again started for Centreville, a distance of 10 


NEWS FROM UTAH. 

ARRIVAL OF. THE BALT t.ahtw matt. 

Monday morniug lust we found our post box filled 
with letters and papers from Salt Lake City, which 
had been recovered and forwarded alter the late 
horrible massacre of the mail party on the plains. 

By tliis arrival we have our files of Deseret News 
up to November 2d, and much private correspond- 
ence. 

Tiie General Conference held in Sajt Lake City, 
commencing Oct. titii, was attended by an immense 
concourse of people, including lurgo representations 
from all parts of die Territory. 

There was not so much business of general im- 
portance before the Conference as on former occa- 
sions, hut die three days of its continuance was oc- 
cupied more in important instructions from the Presi- 
dency and others, wlrich are reported in tKe Deseret 
News, and to which we will treat our readers more 
fully hereafter. We give in this week’s issue a con- 
densed report of the Conference aud other items 

from the News. 

/ . 

GoV Young and suite had completed S-o tour 
through die southern settlements, and hold several 
“ talks ’’ with the Indians along the route, giving 
them apd also the settlers suoh counsel as was deemed 
necesanry to promote and perpetuate friendly rela- 
tions between them. 

Col. Steptoe, with his command, had gone to Pau 
van valley, the place of die slaughter of die lamented 
Gunnison and party; probably with a view of calling 
to fin account the Indians who committed the on- 
slaught. 

The Indians were all quiet throughout th« Terri- 
tory when the mail left. 

Ffom private sources we learn that some of the 
solcfiers required very close watching to keep them 
out of miscliief, but die conduct of their officers was 
very commendable. A few robberies and liberties 
taker! • Vith females are referred to. Among the 
former we would mention the robbery of Hon. O. 
Hydes’ house, of clothing, jewelry and other valua- 
bles, but the rogues were overheard, and fled, leav- 
ing behind them their chief prize, viz : a trunk con- 
taining $3,000 cash. 

The sugar works were nearly completed, and 
-would be ready for operations in about six weeks. 

The weather had been good, and the fall season 
excellent for business, aud improvements were going 
on finely in the valley ; but the surrounding moun- 
tains were white with snow, and the black clouds 
were emptying their contents upon them when the 
mail left 1 . 

Hon. I. C. Haight writes from Iron county, that 
the new furnace of the Deseret Iron Company was 
completed with u supply of coke oveift and other im- 
portant improvements which die company have been 
making 


From tho City Press. 
CONGRESSIONAL. 

Dec., 18. — Senate — Mr. John- 
to Mr. Borland, appeared, and was 
lions of the President . message were 
ropriate committees, 
reported a bill to increase the effi- 
'• He said he would call 


Washington, 
son successor 
sworn in. Po 
referred to api 
- Mr. Shields 
ciency of die army, 
an early day. 

The Semite took 


it up at 

, up the bill establishing the de- 

| partment of law in the office of the Attorney Gen- 
eral. ; . . 

Mr. Adams proposed several amendments, which 
were agreed, to, and the hill was postponed. 

The hill establishing a board of commissioners to 
examine and adjust private claims against the U. S. 
was taken up. 

Mr. Broadhead addressed the Senate in explana- 
tion and support of the bill. 

Mr. Hunter favored an independent aud open 
court, rather than Commissioners, who would be as 
removable; 

Mr. Pettit proposed referring the whole subject to 
die Judiciary Committee. 

Mr. Jones, of Tennessee thought diis die most 
important hill over before Congress, and moved its 
reference to a Select committee of five, to be appoin- 
ted by the chair. The hill was then referred to a 
select committee. 

The Dekalb bill appropriates a little over $68,000. 

House. — Mr. Robbins offered a resolution in- 
structing die Committee gf Naval Affairs to inquire 
into the expediency of placing the officers and men 
who served during the Mexican war, on tiie same 
fooling as to Bounty land and exnra pay, &c., as 
those who served in the Pacific during die same 
period. 

Adopted. : 

mr T « e militor y Academy was under consideration. 

Barry devoted an hour's speech to condemnation 
of the Kno,v-Nothing movements and purposes, and 
stigmatising it not only as illegal, but as a combina- 
tion to take away die rights of citizens. It was, in 


resign me government into her hands, but sustain 
with honor -and dignity the position you are called to 
enjoy. Be not austere and tyrannical, harsh and 
cruel, for He who has given her unto you is her 
Father, and He will listen unto her compluint, and 
unless you repent and reform she may be taken from 
you and given to one more worthy of her. Do you 
aspire to be the saviour of your wives? Then learn, 
brethren, to save yourselves. If you would have 
your wives obedient to you, learu to be obedient to 
those men who are placed over you. If you would 
be honored by your wives, be temperate in your 
words and deeds, and prove to them by your wisdom, 
integrity, and righteousness, diat you are worthy of 
their ’love aud confidence, and your wives will feel 
satisfied that you are the men to lead them to celes- 
tial glory. 

To wives : honor and obey jtpur husbands us your 
future presidents 'on earth, and your future repre- 
sentatives in heaven, and your husbands, if good men, 
will bless and honor you ; hut if they curse nnd swear, 
and take the name of the Lord in vain, and give 
themselves to drunkenness, whoredoms, and other- 
wise defile themselves, then love them as you would 
a viper, and honor them os you would the devil. 

To parents: The Lord lias given to your care an 
important charge. Your children are an heritage and 


THE WEATHER. 

Winter is upon us. On Monday evening, the 
18th, about three inches snow fell in this city, nnd 
the weather since continuing cool and dry, we have 
what we call beautiful winter woather, and the 
streets of St. Louis presents a favorable contrast to 
their usual appearance at this season of the year, 
having been all the full so dry ns to make artificial 
watering necessary until within one week past. 


commence 

operations again in a few days. 

Mills and other improvements were going ahead 
rapidjly in that part of the Territory, although, as lie 
say8,;the “ yellow fever ’’ was about to carry off from 
Cedar City a few families, who wish to exchange 
that ^ouutry of iron for a land of gold. We are 
greafsy mistaken, or else when they try the realities 
ol' life in California they will rue their bargain. 

Mv. C, A. Kinkend arrived in this city on Satur- 
day evening last, having so far recovored from his 
wounds as to be able to complete his journey, though 
he still is suffering considerably from them, and 
looks-much enfeebled. He contradicts tha previous 
report that the outward bound mail for November 
hud stopped at Laramie, nnd further adds, that the 
mail for December, which returned to Indepenence, 
had again started, and both would go through to Salt 
Lake if -possible. 


^To all to whom this Letter shall Com it: 

.Know that the bearer, Erastus Snow, one of the 
Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints, is in full faith and fellowship with 
, the same, and has, by the authorities of said church 
aud the vote of the General Conference, assembled 
in this city on the 8th day of April, A. D. 1854, 
been duly appointed a mission to St. Louis, iu the 
State of ■ Missouri, to take the Presidency of the 
Church- ifi that city, and establish it as a gathering 
place for Saints. He will receive and take care 
of all Saints who shall arrive under his Presidency ; 
counseling them as to their locations and pursuits as 
he shall be led by the Holy Ghost, and take the over- 
sight and: superintend the further gathering of all 
such as ate able, and who may be deemed worthy to 
swell die numbers in Deseret ; he has authority in 
his mission to receive donations and collect tithing 
for and- on behalf of said church, and he is hereby 
appointed ag'ent for mid church, to make such a dis- 
position of mid funds, and to transact all such busi- 
ness Sit may be required of him from time to time. 

We now invite all men to give diligent heed to his 

. leeching* and counsels n a servant of God, sent to 


with their “ peculiar iustitmiou.” That there will 
he no legal interference, is, we drink, very clear. 
Iu the first place, it is not at all likely that Congress 
will pass any law suppressing polygamy. In the 
next place, no such law can be expected from die 
Legislature of Utah. Governor Steptoe may, and 
probably will feel bound to recommend such a law, 
hut it is not conceivable that the Assembly of Utah 
would heed his recommendation. We think the 
Mormons are, for various reasons, disposed to con- 
duct diemselves as good citizens ; and that, there- 
fore, no trouble need be apprehended from them, 
unless there is some illegal interference with polyga- 
my, or some unjust and wanton molestations on other 
accounts, to the injury of the Mormons. 

We all know dial the Mormons are an industrious 
people ; that they consume a large amount of goods, 


besides several re-baptisms and much inquiry after 
the principles of die Latter-day Saints. Lluch in- 
terest is manifested by the Elders and Saints in gen- 
eral to roll forth the work of the Lord according to 
the ability given them. 

Brediren and sisters keep yourselves pure in the 
sight of the Lord ; pray much that the light of tli« 
Holy Spirit may abide with you forever; be kind, 
and prove yourselves true to each other, and the 
spirit of peace will be with you forever. Amen. I 

MILO ANDRUS. A, 


God will bring thee into judgment. 

We will now present you with another view of 
the subject, drawn from the ancient Nephites, who 
once lived upon this land. There were among them 
two thousand young men, who had received what 
we will venture to call a model education, which give 
them the strength of lions and the power of Gods. 
The prophet Heoman says : “ Now they had not 
fought, yet they did not fear death ; and they did 
think more upon tiie liberties of their lathers than 
they did upon their own lives ; j ea, they had been 
taught by their mother that if they did not doubt God 
would deliver them ; and they rehearsed unto me the 
words of their mother, saying: 'We do not doubt our 
mothers knew it,’ * * * And I with my two 
thousand did surround the Laminites, and did slay 
them ; yea, inasmuch as they were compelled to de- 
liver up their weapons of war, and also themselves 
as prisoners of war. * • • And now it 


Paris, Nov. 20.— -Lord Palmerston and Louis 
Napoleon have been almost inseparble since the for- 
mer allighted from the Hotel Windsor. Their in- 
terview have resulted in a decision to unfurl the 
banner of Polish, Hungarian and Italian nationality, 
if Prussia and Austria hesitate longer to declare un- 
equivocally against the Czar. 


Mr. Roes, one of the leaders of the Cherokee Na- 
tion, has arrived in Washington for the purpose of 
disposing to the Government a body of 800,000 acres 


came 

to pass that when they had surrendered themselves 
behold, I numbered those young aea who had 


disposing to tne uovernmenta body of 800, 
of land which tout nation owns In Kansas, 


ST. LOUIS LUMINARY— SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1854. 


".tvt — -: r_— , —■'■a- . sj. , t =s= 

otlwr works of defence, and the repair of barracks 
audjifoiarter^for (he same period. 

• • Hedi bills Were referred- to Committee of the Whole 
on the stale of the Union. House went into Com- 
ftiitteo of the Whole to transact business pertaining 
to iW District of Columbia. 

Various biDs relating die District of Columbia 
Were t ousidered, but none finally acted on. 

Mt. Bayly, of Virginia, gave notice of his inten- 
tion (0 move taking up the French Spoliation bill on 
the 10th of January next. Adjourned. 

December 21 . -“-Senate — M r. Slidell reported a | 
petition in favor of Americans abroad being privi- 
li ged to worship and marry and burry their dead 
th cording to the dictates of their own consciences. 

Stuart presented a bill to improve harbors. 
Referred to Committee on Commerce. 

Ms*- Foote introduced a bill for finishing the break- 
wate- on Lake Champlain. 

Hoestr-Ou motion of Mr. Stanton of Tennessee, 
the (Committee on the Judiciary were instructed to 
inquire whether further legislation is uecessury for 
the better protection of officers of the United States, 
and other persons engaged in the execution of the 
laws thereof, and report by bill or otherwise. 

Mr. Maty introduced bills for the completion of 
ceilaiiji public works, heretofore commenced, in Wis- 
consin Referred to Committee on Commerce. 


No left hands were raised. 

Voting for the authorities was followed by instruc- 
suruc lions from President Brigham Young, and IjUr 
der Daniel Card’s account of his mission. 

Chanting by the choir. 

Benediction by President Grant. 

Two p. a. — Singing by the choir. Prayer by 
Resident Fullmer. Singing. 

Elder Orson Pratt and President Grant addressed 
the congregation. ( 

Chanting by the choir. 

Benediction by President Joseph Y otuig. 

Six p. m. — Prayer by Bishop Woolley. 

President Brigham Young- instructed the bishops 


AH ESSAY FOR YOUNG LADIBS 

‘ - - IT COl*. JOHNSON. 

I have written many articles intended for the 
benefit and improvement of inen, in the various re- 
lations of life, but rarely have I devoted my pen to 
the use of the todies. Should I do it this once, I 
hope the scorn and Crown of the fair creatures, for 
whom I concern myBelf, will not be cast upon me 


tion. But their power over the little word wo car- Maiden of Britain, listen to what I sty! If you- -. 
ries omnipotence with it, for the purposes of my can combine in your httsbfcrid sobriety, industry, good.. . 
proposition. The chief reason why so many impro- s® nse > moral honesty, ane w sincere affection toward 
vident and impless matches are contracted by young Y® 11 ' Y 08 re* doing infinitely better than catering for 
ladies, is', that they employ wliim and fancy instead *uuk, a gilded coach , arid a stately mansion, whero, , 

of judgment and reason in- directing their choice, perhaps, coldness, negWF and blasted hopes, may 
Take a familiar example. A laced coat and a be your portion. * 

brilliant shoulder knot, on a young subaltern in the Finally, ladies, farewel l God bless you — re- 
army, have more charms for many female fancies member what I have toldyou, and act accordingly. 


for attempting to give them good advice. Of course, I than sterling sense, pure principles, industrious hab- 1 —[Lloyd b Sunday fimt s. 


President Brigham Young- instructed the bishops 
and their counsellors, and the elders in Israel, fol- 


lowed by Bishop Hunter, Elder Hyde, President 
Grant, and Bishop Woolley. 

Benediction by Bishop Woolley. 

Sunday, Oct. 8, seven a. m. — T he Seventies met 


I do not intend to lecture “old” ladies, or those who its, and constancy of affection, in a citizen with plain - ■■•■.sfc » 

have husbands to counsel them ; for, in the first place, clothes. Sometimes a successful young tragedian, 1 **98 Um> m»rot How*, octotxr it. 

old ladies are general ‘‘lecturers" themselves, requir- or even a comic actor, if he be dressed in prinoely Governor Young or a Tour to Mnnti 

ing no one to instruct tliem; they know quite too robes and sparkle with brilliants, captivates the whole Many rumors having Reached hero lately con- 

much niranrit, 'in . . 1 . 1 . ~ - j i .- ui r , . ,, . oernnig the unwise conduct ot some tool ish Indiana 

much already. 1 hen, as to teaching married ladies, assemblage of young women ; and they would leave in Utah, Juab, and Smi*Pete counties, Governor 

it might be considered os obtruding into the domes- their home and follow him to the world’s end, but Young, Ex-offic’io Superift$fendet)t of Indian uftairs, 
tic relations — usurping tho prerogatives of the lord for parental restraint. These giddy creatures unread accompanied by Presidents Kimball and Grant; 
and master himself, to attempt to counsel his wife, in the lessons of worldly wisdom, and forgetting that Llder Hyde, Smith, und.ly. Snow, ol tho Twelve ; 

This brings me back to die young ladies — the sweet “all is not gold that glitters,” transfer the morulitv aud a f e V otb0V8 ’ tlii^nity on die 10th inst., to 
Anwar., amt o-omo ii,^ r .„,w ..let C ..1 ; . . . , “ , , y coimsel the oilmens in those counties, and have a 

(lowers and gems of the creation, wluoh I had m and genius of the author to the player, and foiget talk with the few Indinnlwho are raising slight 

my eye when 1 took up my pen. font the latter may be steeped to the eyes in moral disturbances. Ifrom Mr^Hambleton, the mail oar- 

With all tho rapturous oconiums lavished on the depravity, and have nothing left to bestow upon any r * er 10 Mauti, we liiuru thf4 lie met die party all well 

youthful fair, by painter, novelist, and poet — with all one, but die gross passion of a corrupt and hollow !, Summit Creek; that^they expected to leave 

die admitted grace and refinement inherent in the heart. But of all mysteries, die most mysterious in here™’.™ '.fShh ^ 

softer sex, or flowing out spontaneously from die del- die. » ayward fancies of the sex, is that displayed in ; - * T $*£_ 

icacy and kindness in their nature, it must be ad- die ahoicc of a rake by professien, over on honest 1 The Indians West ofTooelb.— T he report tliut 

mined that the condition of women, and especially farmer or tradesman. I have often heard females die Indians had molested rfie emigrants on the new 

dioae who have not yet come to their good fortune— justify this absurdity, by alleging, that “a reformed route t0 C ^ r80B i Vall ey, a^se from four, of a compa- 

the arms of a faithful, protecting hushand-is much rake made the very best husband.” Poor deluded W* jS} ht . a .‘ -*"2? ,$# loo) <« d 

i mi.. ...iMni.i , .i, .1 . f : * , * ,UDUUUU - r-oor, ueiuueu, suspicious to their lgnoratKe of the Indian language 

lew tumble than dial of young men. trusting ones-do diey know dint their argument and customs. Several companies have lately pnssed 


Mr; Zolliekoffer introduced u hill regulating the 
rights of stiHrirge in the Territories of die United 
Suae# Referred to Committee on Territories. 

. c.i I II 

IPisnUaiuflus. 

Minutes of the General Conforenoo of the Church 
of Jeaun Christ of Latter Day Saints, held in 
the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, com- 
mencing Friday. October 6, 1854, at ten A. M. 

President Brigham Young presiding. 

In foe Stand— Presidents B. Young, H. C. Kim- 
ball, J. M. Grant. 

Of the Twelve Apostles— O. Hyde, G. A. Smith, 
L. Snow, W. Woodruff, O. Pratt, E. T. Benson. 

Seventies— Joseph Young, L. W. Hancock, Z. 
Pulsipher, A. P. Rockwood, H. Herriinun. 

High Pijiesls Quorum, David Pettigrew. 

Residing Bishop, Edward Hunter. 

P, pudency of the Stake — D. Fullner, T. Rhoads. 
P. H. Y'onng. 

Clerk of the Conference, Thomas Bullock. 
Reporter, Geo. B. Wau. 

Singing by the choir. Prayer by Phineos H. 
Young. Singing. 

The congregation was addressed by Elders P. H. 
Young, E. T. Thompson, Orson Hyde, nud Presi- 
dent Brigham Young. 

Choir sung a hymn. 

Elder Hyde gave out an appointment for a 
lecture this evening on matriage relations, and for 
the bishops to meet in general conference to-morrow 
evening, and pronounced the benediction. 

Two p. m. — C hoir chanted a piece of sacred mu- 
sic and sung a hymn. Prayer by Elder G. A. 
Smith,' Singing. ! ' . E 

Elders G. A. Smith, T. D. Brown, and President 
H. C. Kimball addressed the congregation. 

Chaunting by the choir. 

Benediction by Elder Hyde. 


to eousult upon finishing fire hall, for the benefit of Tllia brin R s me ^ 10 '*•« y°ung ladiet— the sweet 
the quorums, and to hear the report of President flowers and gems of the creation, whioh I had in 
Joseph Young. . , my eye when I took up my pen. 

T. . ■ T . 7 * ... . Wifil all fito rapturous oconiums lavished on the 

len a. m. — tabernacle crowded. Chou sung a , ■ , . , . . „ 

hymn. Prayer by Elder Lorenzo Snow. Chant- > outhfulftur ' by painter, novelist, and poet— with all 
ing by die choir. die admitted grace and refinement inherent in the 

Elite ' 


by Elder \\ . W. Pholphs; and, at the same time, a icacy aud kindness in their nature, it must he ad- 
much forger congregation assembled at fire north mitted lhat condilion of women, and especiaUy 
end of the building, were addressed by Elder G. A. ' cajwe.ouy 

Smith and Bishop Woolley. ,ll08e who not Y® 1 “ m ® to dieir gootl fortune— 

Upou proposition from President Brigham Young, tile armB ®f “ faithiul, protecting husband — is much 
the congregation adjourned to meet in the afternoon . Ives enviable than tliat of young men. 
at file north end of the tabernacle, where seats had Flirtation and the vain pursuit of empty pleasure, 

Chouchid, « We praise thee, O God.” ^'beUrndrog it remains an abiding fact that wo- 

Benediction by Elder Woodruff. man s chief glory is m the domestic circle. It is 

there, and there only, sho receives the best impres- 

Two p. m. — An immense congregation were com- s *on of her refined morality, her kindness, her suav- 
lortably seated in the open air. iiy liar gentleness, her patient endurance, her 'be- 

a«s-WS:2iA;KLE: f-T t Z y ; f tr -* 

le d adorn the cultivated leinule oharaeter, and constitute 

It being the recurriug time for administering the her P re - e,,uueuU y ^ household goddess. Man 
sacrament, Bishop L. D. Young asked a blessing ln “Y tanuslt his fame by youthful follies, and bright- 
upon the bread, and Bishop Isaac Hill asked a bless- en it again ; woman never. Man may go forth into 
ing upon the water. While the emblems were be- the rugged paths of life, struggleVviik his asperities, 

tat ■»> ““i- * * ff ™ »• 

audience as it were spell-bound. a 8 e 1 woman ls unfitted by her very nature to grap- 

Elder Lyman Curtis was appointed and voted to P^ e with these hardships ; and her heart pines for a 
go on a mission, in connection with Elder Rufus peaceful fireside — 


or Hyde spoke inside the tabernacle, followed softer sex, or flowing out spontaneously from file del- 


Frdjj tho Dtsimi Hem, October t*. 

Governor Young op a Tour to Monti. 

Many rumohi having reached hero lately con- 
cerning thp unwise conduct of some foolish Indians 
in Utah, Juab,, and SaiiJfPete Counties, Governor 
Young, Ex-officio Superintendent of Indian afinira, 
accompanied by Presidents Kimball and Grant; 
Elder Hyde, Smith, andsfo. Snow, of the Twelve ; 
and a low othots, left tliis aily on die 10th inst., to 
counsel the citizens in tj&se counties, and have a 
talk with t$e few Indian^ who are raising slight 
disturbances. From Mr^itunbleton, the mail car- 
rier to Ma»ti, we lduru the; lie met the party oil well 
at Summit Creek; thatythey expected to leave 
Munti, on their return, ohUlie 17th mat., and would 
probably arrive here on ti ts 20th or 21st. 

The IxAiaxs West op Tooele.— The report thut 
the Indians had molested the emigrants on the new 


Allen, and to be under the direction of Elder Parley 
P. Pratt. 

On motion of Elder Hyde, it was unanimously 
voted that all the members of this church, who go 
out on the roads to trade, or who go to California, or 
any other place outside of this Territory, without 
being sent, or counseled to do so, be cut off from the 
church. 

On motion, conference ndjourned to meet in the 
tabernac e, at 10 a. m, on the 6th of April, 1855. 

The choir sung, ' The Spirit of God like a fire 
is burning.” 

Benediction by President H. C. Kimball. 


“ Man may for wealth ami glory roam ; 

But woman must be blest at home.” 

Thus circumstanced, it is natural, and to be sup- 
posed, that- the young lady looks forward to file mat- 


supposes a “rari avis," if not an anomaly in nature ? 
Confiding and credulous fair one! if thou canst 
catch such a mythological animal as a “reformed 
rake,” out of the preoinots of the novel-books, I con- 
jure thee to bring him to me, that 1 may see one 
before I die, and I’ll pay tliee Ids weight in Califor- 
nian gold, and exhibit liim over Christendom as a 
living curiosity. Thou wouldst marry a rake, eh 1 
for the pleasure and triumph of reforming 1dm? 
Stop, lovely maid ! I stand up here and forbid the 
banns ! He is already a married man, and it would 
| be polludon in thee to fall into his embrace. He is 
married to his glass, to the dice, to the cards — mar- 
ried to idleness, profligacy, and wantonness — mar- 
ried to baseness, crime and villiany — to the drunk- 
ard's grave, and the memorial of infamy ! Thou, 
the lineal daughter of her, who in Eden’s bowers 
was beguiled by the syren seduction of the wily 
tempter, I warn thee to fly the second temptation, 


and customs. Several companies have lately passed 
on by that route, and authentic acdountn, of more re- 
cent dates than all the ruMbra, state that the Indians- 
hnve acted, as guides witfi; invariable skill and good 
faith, and Have without i^ccopupn, been extremely 
friendly. V 

1 

CABUAttiES. — On thirl' 13th inst., Bro. Charles 
Kaighin was thrown from a load oi wood, whioh he 
was hauling out of North Mill Creek Kanyou, about 
lufif a mile above file uiilf*niul died in about fifteen 
minutes. Bro. Kaighin ^as from the Isle of Mon. 

We are informed 0#;, on the same day, one of 
the soldiers; of the goverl inent party, now on their 
way to Fillmore City, pile red over his horse’s head 
into one of the deep springs just this side of Jordan 
Kanyon, and was arowneJ. ^ 

— r — 

Weathba — Frost first nipped vines and other 
tender vegetation on the 15th inst Nights cool, 
days oiear, still, and vervpleasont ; making breath- 
ing a real luxury, and atlffiding up excellent time to 
close up field work, get wood, etc. 


c f if possible more fearful than the first, as breathing 

nmonial connecuon, as the great tumuig-ponit of r T r , , „ , ’ 8 

. . . , . . . , , . , from the false and polluted lips of the confirmed 

her earthly being ; and though she may look with . ^ ,,, ,, 

atw) anmotimoa J ^ Hl8 Persuasions, if listened to, will lead thee 


Six p, m. — S inging. Prayer by Elder O. Pratt. 
Singing. 

Elder Hyde spoke on “ marriage relations,” fol- 
lowed by President Brigham Y’oung 1 with remarks 
on the first eight verses of the third chapter of Tim- 
othy. 

Singing. Benediction by President Brigham 
Young. 

Saturday, Oct. 7, ten a. m. — Singing by the choir. 
Prayer by Elder James Brown. Singing. 

Elder James Brown gave a brief account of his 
mission, after which 

Presideut Bliglium Y’oung took up file business of 
the conference, and asked the congregation if iliey 
were satisfied with him ns President of the Church 
ol Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; if so, to sig- 
uify it by raising their right hands, which was done 
unanimously. 

He then presented Herbert C. Kimball as his first 
counsellor,, and Jedediah M. Grant n» his second 
counsellor ; 

Orspn Hyde as president or the quorum ol' the 
twelve apostles, and Parley P. Pratt, Orson Pratt, 
Wilford AVoodruff, John Taylor, George A. Smith, 
Amusa Lyman, Ezra T. Benson, Charles C. Rich, 
Lorenzo Suow, Erastus Snow, uud Franklin D. 
Richards, as members of said quorum ; 

Jolui Smith, eldest son of Hyrum, as presiding 
patriarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter 
Day Saints ; - 

David Pettigrew, as president of the high priests’ 
quorum,' pud Reynolds Cahoon and G. B. Wallace 
us his counsellors; 

Joseph Young, Levi W. Hancock, Henry Herri- 
tuun, /.thru Pulsipher, Albert P. Rockwood, and 


Kossuth's opinion on the Ohige of Sebastopol. 

When file seige of Sebastopol was first proposed, 
Kossuth expressed file following decided opinion on 
the subject, which seems quite likely to be realized. 

“ To tako an intrenched camp, linked by terrible 
fortresses, and an army for a garrison in it, and new 
armies pouring in on your flank and rear, and you 
on the plains of the Crimea, with also no cavalry to 
resist them, is on undertaking, to succeed in, which 
more forces are required, than France and England 
can ever unite in that quarter for such an aim. Ask 
about it whichever staff officer has learned some- 
thing about tactics and strategy. In that position is 
Sebastopol. Thanks to your Austrian alliance, 
which having interposed herself between you and 
your enemy in WaUnqhia, mude the Czar free to 
send such numbers to Sebastopol as he likes.” 

“ You will be beaten, remember my word! Your 
braves will fall in vnin tmder Russian bullets and 
the Crimea air, os the Russians fell under Turkish 
bullets and Danuhian fever. Not one out of five of 
your braves immolated in vain shall see Albion or 
Gallia again. But 1 will tell you in what manner 
Sebastopol is to be taken. It is at Warsaw that you 
can take Sebastopol.” 

BATTLE OF INKER MAN. 

The New York papers are freighted with the de* 


her earthly being ; and though she may look with 
hope, and sometimes with impatience’ at delay, she 
cannot, as a rational being, be otherwise than deeply 
concerned in the choice she may make. It may be 
stated, then, that woman’s future prospects, her weal 
or woe, her happiness or misery, her continued life 
as a boon or withering curse, all depend upon the 
choice of a companion. If young ladies were beings 
of reflection, rather than of impulse — if they reason- 
ed ns profoundly as they love ardently, I am per- 
suaded that many of them would pause, and start 
back from the vortex into which they were about to 
plunge themselves, by making this choice too pre- 
cipitately, and especially by making it on a totally 
false estimate of character in the hardier sex. But 
I will treat of this by and by. Having assumed the 
mentor of the youthful fair, I must be a little logical 
in throwing out my instructions ; so that they shall 
be remembered and acted upon, item by item, in or- 
der to retain their happy results. 

And, first, let the young lady who thinks of mat- 
rimony — and what sensible young lady does not ? — 
“ qualify herself, or become qualified by others; for 
that important relation. How many of my fair 
readers huve considered this ? — considered that they 
were entering upon a most important employment 
for life^and how necessary was initiatory qualifica- 
tion for that employment, and comfort and enjoyment 
in it ! My fair reader, you will not employ a dress- 
maker to make you a dress, a milliner to do up your 
cap, unless they have served an apprenticeship at 
their respective callings. How much less will a sen- 


Prrti- iho Dewm New*, .Qtlobtr SO. 

Tour tl Mantl. 

Governor Young and suit returned on the 18th 
inst., having been abseiU eight days on a trip to 
Mauti and the intervening! settlements. Talks were 
held with tlie Indians on the route, who, with a few 


to the hovel of poverty, to pining solitude, without mst., having been abseni eight days on a trip to 

garments to warm, bread to sustain, or light to cheer the intervenin^settlements. Talks were 

b . , . held with the Indians on file route, who, with a few 

thee in thy living tomb. They will strip thee ot exceptions, manifested friendly feelings, knd a strong 
thy bloom of youth and health, unbind thy shining desire for the continuance of peaceful relations. — 
hair, haug it all dishevelled about thy haggard brow, Much counsel and instruction on the policy to pursue 


dim thy eyes with tears, wring sighs and groans 
from thy agitated bosom, lay thee a blighted and an 
early victim in the narrow house of death, and fix 
an indelible stain of infamy on thy beloved offspring! 
Thou turnest pale, young and inexperienced one, 
and tremblest with fearful apprehension, aB well 
thou mayest, at the truthful picture I have just 
drawn; and thou comest to me, an old one, to in- 
quire what thou must do in the nutter of thy choice. 
Thou hast done well to fly from the rake and come 


with our red neighbors, tod on other matters, was 
given to the inhabitants each settlement. 

The notorious Washer, or Squash-head, told 
Gov. Young, “ that he ha ) been mad, and had acted 
foolishly, but had got avtj't it now, and would do 
better ; and, as he was v ay- poor, if he would give 
him a blanket, he would \go out hunting and get hie 
living honestly.” The Governor overlooked Squash- 
lipad s past folly, and gqye him a blanket ; being 
well aware that, as we Ip ve been twenty-four yean 
in severe drill to learn what we know, we should be 
very lenient to tire natives, who have to start from a 


to me. Trust in Almighty goodqess. and heed ray P° sit ‘ 0n8 °/ ar below the Vantage ground we had at 

counsel, and thou ahalt outride the storms of earlv t * ,< Lb e R inD ' ,, ff- & : 

u ■> The eomminv were fiffored with Invnlv n-,.»ik.r 


patriarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter fii‘‘ Russians aud the allies, near Sebastopol. It was 
Day Safijis ; - a murderous encounter, but “ glorious ( as the 

David ^Pettigrew, as president of the high priests’ phrase is) for the British. The Russiaus came at 
quorum, and Reynolds Cahoon and G. B. Wallace *licm some sixty thousand strong; the British mus- 
us his counsellors ; tering only eight thousand. After a terrible conflict, 

Joseph Y'oimg, Levi W. Hancock, Henry Herri- six thousand French having rushed to the support of 
mail, Pulsipher, Albert P. Rockwood, aud their ally, the Russians retreated. Sixteen hundred 

Benjamin L. Clapp, as president cf the seventies, French, near three thousand British, and fifteen 
and they were all unanimously sustained. thousand Russians, were put hors dv combat. Acts 

He thefo nominated Horace Eldredge to take the of cruelty — such as, by the military code, are ac- 
pla*£ of efedediah M. Grant, as one % of file seveu pre- counted murder — are charged on the Russians. It 
sidents <3* the seventies, which was unanimously is said they bayoneted the wounded aud the dead; 
voted. and thnt such barbarities are pleasing to the Russian 

He thjjn presented John Nebeker as president of General-in-Chief, the priests and the Czar. At any 
me eldera' quorum, uud Janies H. Smith and Aaron ntto, two Russian majors were igiiominiously hung 
Srevn as his counsellors; after being captured by the allies, on the ground 


tails of the bloody battle of November 5th, between stole young mail, and especially if he depend upon 


business for support, employ you for life, at the most 


passion and folly, and glide safely into the matrimo- enjoyed the trip much, a 
nial haven of security and happiness. 1st, Never and benefitted by the .vis 
spend five minutes with any man in private conver- 
sation, unless you knqw him to possess temperance, v Melancholy Acclr 
industry, upright moral principle, common sense, Hmsfobionfk.ajac! 
and religious tendencies. 2d, Never entertain a touch the teeth of the sa 
proposal of marriage from any one, until you have bis hands like lightning 
better evidence tliat he loves you than his verbal ® rot b®r Bingham Bemei 

declarations. No; you must collect that evidence ^ r ,? n [’ P a8 ?' u 8 across his 

r . , , , , , . „ all the help fimt medical 

from a tiinerous, bashful carnage, a hesitancy of B ro. Beraent failed rapi 

manner, a taciturnity, a deep, thoughtful silence, ing of the 28d inst. H< 
and a profound respect shown towards you, rather In him, our community h 
than from any words whatever. If the proposal be industrious, intelligent ai 
made in a bantering way — made with boldness aud Cai iforni \ B lti 
sang froid, or made with great plausibility of speech, Govenmr YbuncW 


The company were ftffored with lovely weather, 
enjoyed the trip much, at 1 aH parties were gratified 
and benefitted ny the .viaR; 


Melancholy Accident. — W hile tending Gov. 
Y’oung’s large circular sa*’, the man who carried off 
the slabs ond hoards, accidentally let a loose board 
touch the teeth of the saw, when it was hurled from 
his hands like lightning, &nd the end of it struck 
Brother Bingham Bemenf on his left side, and in 
front, passing across his bowels. Notwithstanding 
all the help that medical tod other skill could afford, 
Bro. Bement failed rapiJSy, tod died on the morn- 
ing of the 28d inst. He? was about 36 years old. 
In him, our community hiis suffered the loss ot an 
industrious, intelligent ajjrl faithful! saint. 


! ..rase is j mr me onusn i ne missions came at fema , ^ . t0 ide „ mj8tre8S in hig hou8eho i d> 
them some sixty thousand strong; the British mus- ... , , , , , 

tering only eight thousand. After a terrible conflict, and ln8lruct those l,ttle lmraortala who are ,0 bear 
six thousand French having rushed to the support of U P bis name, his fame, and Ins house in the future, 


UUaiUVOO IVJ .'MLIJ/V/l V | VUIUIVJ JWM 1VI IIIV.I Ul IUL utuoi - , . . . , , 

important vocation ever engaging the attention of . e e < *' utlon ' orratl * y oat is an aw u vows— 
females, viz : to preside as mistress in his household, ua ' e * e cnil1 P tul Y ® sue i an one uistan y. He 

and instruct those little immortals who are to bear ° Ve8 T' and 1 ll ‘ 8 “ a delu810n ^ a 

nn his ™ his fame, and hi« hm.se in the furore. he ' <* d - Never obtrude yourself upon the atten- 


unless you have learned the business of your posi- 
tion? 


lions of any living mam It is the worst way possi- 


Californ'ia. — B y letters froih Elder P. P. Pratt 
to Governor Young and Elder G. A. Smith, dated 
at Son Franoisco, August 23d, we learn the -follow- 
ing: 

Elder Pratt and all the Elders who went from 
here with him were ingofid health. Elders George 
Q. Catmon, Hawkins, Henry Bigler, and Farrar, 
had arrived fYom the Isltnds on their wav to Utah. 

Til 1 n n • •» ' . . J 


( - — “ — '-■* wvu »»**» w UtUll. 

ble to ser\ f e your end. Even if the attentions oi a Elder Badlam is studying the Chinese lamruace, and 

l i i a ^ .. ^ i 


Bu,, TOU „k, ho,v » 


Edward Hunter ns presiding bisliop of the cliurch; 

Lewis YVight as president of the priests’ quorum, 
aud George Dockstuder and Win. Whiting us bis 
counsellors ;. 

McGee Harris as president of the teachers’ quo- 
nun, and Adam Spiers and Reuben Perkins as his 
counsellors; 

Brigham Young as Trustee in Trust for the Church 
ol Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 

Daniel H. Wells as superintendant of public 
works, uud Truman O. Angell as architect for the 
church; and they were’nll unanimously sustained. 

He then presented Brigham Young as president 
ol the perpetual emigrating fund to gather the Door, 
tod H. C. Kimball. W. Woodrufi’, O. Hyde, G. A. 
Smith. E- T. Benson. J. M. Grant, D. H. Wells, 
Edward Hunter, Daniel Spencer, Thomas Bullock, 
John Brown, William Crosby, A. Lyman, C. C. 
Rich, Lorenzo D. Young, P. P. Pratt, O. Pratt, F. 
D. Richards, and Daniel McLmosh, as his assistants 
and ugenffi for said fund, and asked if any of file 
brethren knew of any objection to the men just 
numed ; it so, to signify it ; no objection being man- 
ifested, they were unanimously sustained. 


tliut they had been 
like these moak our 


ilty of such uttrociiies. 


You say that you have passed through the boarding 
school, can read “ Telemachns ” in French, play on 
tlie piano, thrum the guitar a little, paint the butter- 
fly’s wing, and dance the polka — are not these 
enough ? Innocent one ! I will not rebuke tliee for 
acquiring these elegant accomplishments, for thy 


sted civilization ; and, if imi- aspiring mother thought them genteel and fashiona- 


lated, would generate habits consistent only with an 
age of barbarism. Ohe account says, “ the Russians 
fought like devils." in truth, tlie scene at Inkerman 
on thnt day must bare presented as vivid an image 
of hell, ns was ever seen on earth. 


Large Fire— fit. Louis Rolling Mill Destroyed. 

It is with deep regret thnt we record the total de- 
struction of file St. Louis Rolling Mill, wifil all the 
work-shops, offices tod on' hidings. About noon 
on the 18th inst., a stove * t e in the office fell while 
the clerks were at dinner, selling fire to the lioiise, 
and, before the Humes could be subdued all the buil- 

j • _ .1 1*1 • 1 . . % mi 


ble; and no doubt she had the best intentions in 
putting thee on this course ; but I will put to thee a 
few questions, as tests of the sufficieney of such ac- 
complishments, to fit thee for the duties of a house- 


you, rather retire from him; be a little coy, and 
make yourself scarce and rare to him. If he have 
the least fancy to you, never fear, he will follow you 
up, even to your hiding-place, and when he finds 
you, he will estimate tlie interview just in propor- 
tion to the difficulties he has encountered in obtain- 
ing an interview. 

But you complain that no one of precisely your 
rank in life, and one that you could love and respect, 
seeks particular acquaintance with you. I am aware 


the Bpok of 
aterest. Bas- 


il im; be a little coy and Molmou - 1111(1 <# 0r publications, with interest. I 

1 rare to him. If lie have ,neSS wa V ei Y ‘H,! the markets were glutted ; 

f , ... r n money afloat ; and many chances to buy go 

sver fear, he will follow you cheaper than; in New York. - 


Profitable Fabmiho.— Bro. Israel Calkins, of 
Payson, "raised on a little leas than one acre of land 
belonging to Bishop Cross, the following produce, 
this season, viz : 150 bushels of beets, 150 bushels 

of potatoes, 30 bushels of onions, 150 good cabbage 1 
heads, besides 800 which were destroyed by the 
grasshoppers; cucumbers enough for three barrels of 
pickles, and quite a quantity of melons, squashes, 


lie above is another evidence that a small piece 

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, . , * 1 . 1 . . . OUVJ 1 UllW “ K* v » v »«** «VWWV*I W U1L lIVtlOL* 

dings on the piemiees were hud inaalies! The „ . . .» ls f . ^ , 4 , . 

RoUing Mill was between four and five miles from ,na,d ’ he . r m ^ h , er dut Y ? 


steu, tuey were unanimously sustained. some 500 tons : of b^ y sheet and rod ixon, in a fin- 

He tha.a presented David Fullner as president of ished state. In the machine shops and furnace buil- 

J.. I _ r rj' 1 mi Tit 1 I 1, .. I . . AAA A . * _ — 


this stoke oi Zion, and Thos. Rhoades and P. H. ding were over 10 
Young as his counsellors; isliing, besides a 1 

Hemon Hyde, Eleazer Milter, Phinehas Rich- ipetal. 
ards. Levi Jackman, Ira Eldridge, John Vance, The loss is estir 
F-dwitt - ^ Woolley, John Parry, Winslow Farr, surance on houses 
4V dlitti.. Snow, os members of the high council, and amounts to 81 10,0 
they were all unanimously sustained. jf 

He then nominated Daniel Cam and Ira Arnes ^ 
to be members of the high council, in place of Na- ’ f BUTH f ^ 
thaniel H- Felt and Seth W. Blair, who are absent noth,n ^ “J he,p ’**i 
on missions, which was voted unummoualv. u P° n our “P‘ ana 

He then presented George A. Smith as the church awale \ ” nereas 
historian and general cliurch recorder, who was mttn 8 UttVenUon U I 
uuauunously sustained. great many tnofe l 

He thyh called for a negative vote, saying, if any — — rfr ■ — 

of you have any objection to any man I have named, A Monument 


coraplishments, to fit thee for the duties of a house- tbat| 111 dl ‘ s countr y> where emigration, the army and peppers, &c., &c. * D ’ ^ 

wife, of a motlier, a. guide, and a Christian matron nav Y’ elC- ’ bave drawn off the men, leaving females The above is another evidence that a small piece 
to thy offspring. Will a few scraps of French serve more numerous than the other sex, that every fe- ®/ ground, well tilled, gives more jirofit and satisfac- 
thy husband and his invited guest with a dinner? mttle cannot oblain a connection worthy of her de- li °“> wilh less labor * th «n the usual mode of skim- 
Will the notes qp the piano put all tilings to rights Mrt8 - Beaidea this, society has become so depraved {Kr^uce^ 86 8urface8) ^8 haU ®f 

about the house, and make it as clean and tidy, both lbat lnuu Y nien seek for wives just as they do for < 

in drawing-room and kitchen, as a newly scoured 81,8108 111 *h e hank to make money out of them; Suoar Beets.— B rother Geo. drainer, of Tooele,** 

chum ? Will the butterfly’s wing in picture hush ,bu8 P ervertlll R a sacred institution, and changing it brought in four sugar beets which weighed seventy- 
file baby, and prove a pictorial lesson to tlie house- 111,0 d,e grossness of bargain and sale. Bating this two aud balfl pounds; one of them weighing twenty 
maid, putting her in the line of her duty? And g ro8S perversion of nature’s laws among match- 8 , . (I , , 

will a swing in the polka teach thy liuie boys geog- 8eekew b Y profession, I stfil have too much faith in acre- ^ ^ 0b ° Ul aVeragC U ‘ * Cr ° P °“ M f “ 

raphy and arithmetic, and bring them up to tlie house tbe vir ‘ ue ol the middle classes, to suppose the cor- — 

of prayer, and placb them ou their knees before ruption general. It is to be hoped that most people Immio*at» 0 N“* Goods.— O n tho 24th inst., Elders 
God ? Know thou, young beginner in life’s myste- marr y from tt hi 8 her 811(1 better principle. William Erapy, William Taylor, ond Dorr P .Cur- 

ries thou youthful matron, whose thoughts ore now Well now, fair iqaiden, how shall I meet thy dif- Aaron F^wr'^nd^- 

on matrimony— that it is from maternal Ups tlie wise Acuity ? Thou hast one of three difficulties to take; jah Ward ca*e in with J. M- Homer & Co.’s sc- 


the city, and the fire companies could not reach the Wl11 a swing in the polka teach thy liuie boys geog- 
spot in time to render any efficient service — the bud- raphy and arithmetic, and bring them up to tlie house 
dings being of .wood, and the flames spreading with 0 f prayer, and placfc them ou their knees before 

grqat rapidity. . , God? Know thou, young beginner in life’s myste- 

The warehouse whs 100 ft. square, and contained , ., e . , _ , .. , 1 

me 500 tons of bar. sheet mid rod iron, in a fin- r,e8 - lhou matIon ’ whose ‘ hou « bt8 aie now 

ied stale. In the machine shops and furnace buil- on matrimony— that it is from maternal lips the wise 


■ Jf- -M-VM. 1TV«|jll.IlJj IIVV/IIIJ 

pounds. 

These weib about average in a. crop on half an 


ding were over 1000 tons of iron in process of fin- men of the earth . receive their choicest lessons of first, either accept tlie proffers of a good, moral, in- 
islung, besides a large quantity of blooms and pig sentimetit, morality and piety. Her gentle word* dustrious man, a little below thy rank ; or, second 

metal. rnlltn/r im.m , I, | n nln* nnM /.P .ktlJI 1 , « .. I . .. *1... _ I J . „ _ 1 . . A l , , . 


The loss is estimated at over 9150,000. The in- 
ranee on houses and stock, chiefly in city offices, 


falling upon the tender ears of childhood, make a make up thy mind to a state of single blessedness 


deep, indelible, abiding impression, which fixes the 
character, the fortune, and destiny of the future man. 


Oh ! how important that the mind of the mother be so command their price, 


for aye ; or, thirdly, emigrate with some friends lo a 
new country, where thy oharms and thy virtue will 


Truth is always. consistent with itself, and needs imbued with wisdom and understanding, that those 

nothing to help it. |t is always near at hand ; it sits “ gentle words ” be like “ apples of gold in pictures 

upon our lips, and i#jeady to drop out before we are of silver ;" so that their instruction shall he as valu- 
aware. Whereas a lie is troublesome, and sets a able as a recollection of them is lasting. 

man s mvenuon upon a trick -, and one tnck needs a m. „ , • . . • , , . . , 

great many more to make it good — Tillotson. ™ be 8econd P° n 10 wblcb 1 0811 alt ®ntion is, the 

importance of a rigid choice of a husband. I am 

Ehanblin.—A laree renin, &WaIe “ th ». n ““« r ' female8 610 not la 


AMonument to Franxlin. — A large granite thav in fiusmatterfemales are not placed in 

signify it by rawing the left hand, and then you ean monument to fi^ memory of Benjamin Franklin, a P*" 1 ? of copdmon w,lb men '> the foi mer being 
w ^ 1Vll0 A« ®f speaking, and malting known has lately been erected at Mount Auburn, by Mr, debarred by social usage from making proposals, 
jfwr objs^gm. ^ ; . ThoftM DowM, of Cambndgs, at his s^ase. 


The second alternative I hope thou wilt not adopt, 
till thou hast tried the virtue of one or both of the 
others. The happiest marriages I have ever known 
in England, have been those where a sensible; ami- 
able, lady-bred, has come down a shade from her 
supposed rank, to throw her education, blandish- 
ments, grace and charms around the fireside of an 
intelligent, virtuous, prosperous man of business, 
who was proud of his wife, and his wife made very 


cond train of good, in twenty-seven wagons. Elder 
Robert Campbell and company will probably arrive 
during this week, and J, M. Homers third and last 
train of goods is not far behind them, and their ar- 
rival will close our immigration and imports thia 
season. Fortunately for the late trains, the weather 
coutinues to be extremely mild and pleasant, like 
the Indian Summer in the States. 

* — i . xr !■ : : 

Abbebt op a Burglar. — O n the night of the 1st • 
inst., a man named Lewis Sickerman broke into 
the house of Mr. J. Handley, of Stanton Macoupin 
county, and carried off a gun, a pair of hoots and. a 
quantity of money. Mr, Handley immediately start- 
ed in pursuit, and overtook the rascal at St. Louis 
and had him arrested. He was brought back on 


Mrt ntMBing nothing but tht prerogative of n*g*, 1 happy by hia cenwuwy and untiring attention*, 


Tuesday evening on the Reindeer, and turned over 
to the Sheriff of Macoupin county, till the next 
Circuit Court.— [Alton Telegraph, 




20 » 



m : ■ 


ST. LOUIS 


mill 




the vain into the! itekjjtial world. 1 never shall: come 
into the presence o£s my Father and God, until I 
have received my re^ul^icted body, neither will any 
other person ; aijd I doubt whetlier all those who pro- 
fess to be Saints; will ever be gathered with the spir- 


THB INDIAN'S FAHBWBU. 


SV Mas. SARAH B. 


Mstttlnks I now hear the foreate Sad moan, 

At tho lust Of my r«c», I am standing alone ; 

No loved one is left, ae I gaie on the plain, 

Where Pv* hunted the deer, or danced o’er tile slaru. 

1 bid thee farewell, my own native land, 

Where I’ve reigned a proud warrior, the chief of my 
band! - 


BROWN S CHRISTMAS 


ay t. s. amthvr. 


. ( Concluded . ) 


Tho Power of tho Ponoo; A True Manchester JyJ^J 
Story any oth 

Tho Rev. J. B. Owen, M. A., iof Billston, in the sprain. 

_ . 1 •’ TWO I 


V'hEAJX'* VOIelifVMr OILLIMMKST it truly a cotobtn- 


_ U,*.! remedy . and ha* tlout more to*ll*Vl4ta human suffering than 

am* other remedy dUa>vnrcd. 

op two Application* will relieve ilia nx*t «wi paiQj brotoa or 


course of a lecture delivered- iu the Lkerpool Con* 


Two boiili-i will meaiwe, purify. and haalltro (oulwt ulcer at ewe, < 


of the just in the spiritual world ; but they will be *e half playful answer. 


“A fact I have never yet heard disputed,” was 1 ce ,t Hull, in connection with the Church ut Eug* 


Farewell; to thee, now, with thy wavelets of blue, 
Thou ewilt rolling stream, where I’ve sailed my canoe; 
No more shall I bathe in thy waters eo clear, 

Thy munmnre eo sweety no more shall 1 hear. 

I go far ewny where the ocean waves swell — 

My own native stream, I bid thee farewell. 


loft where they fitai> to. The righteous are gallic rs. rc 
eted to the spirit world to prepare for the resurrec- °° r _ 
lion of their bodies. § ■ ; ! 

1 do not know Ui«i I can talk any plainer. I am "* r - " rou n 
speaking as plain as I can to have you understand- WIS * 1 W kee 
I do not expect (to be wi8i you forever; neither will 
Br- Brigham— in those bodies ; they are nearly worn “ Q&* no 

out; they have; stood a long and violent seige, and ^ ren - 
will soon go the way of all the earth. Still we may " y® 1 


Mrs. Brown sighed, and* let her eyes drop to the 
floor. j 

“ They seemed to me to feel very right,” added 
Mr. Brown. “ You don’t mean to say that they 
wish to keep their money instead of giving it to Mrs. 


Qh, no, dear,, not that; but they are only chil- 


“ So you iQtimated just now,, said Mr. Brown, 


FaieweiK, thou lone mount, with thy maotie of snow ; 
The Great Spirit formed thee his altar below ; 

No mefteion thy side shall I chase the wild deer. 

Thy echoes no more shell sound on my ear. 

1 leavp feco in eorrow for ecenee that are new; 

Once more, thou lone mountain, I bid thje adieu. 


live many yeariyet to assist in making permanent 'rith provoking coolness. "I sliould be sorry to 
the foundation of Zum, There are thousands of bave d>em n ‘ e “ M women so soon. Yes;’’ be 


the foundation of Zion, There are thousands of 
good men in the earth who can act in the same ca- 


added more seriously, “ they are children — good, 


parity we do, after we hive passed through the vail J self-denying children, whose generous sympa- 


land institution upon “popular insurance,” relates an 
anecdote strikingly illustrative of the power Which 
lies iu die hands of the Working men, to promote 
their own social comfort and independence, if they 
would only exert it. j 

A manchester calico printer was, on his wedding 
day, persauded by his wife to allow her two half- 
pints of ale a day as her share. He rather winced 
under the bargain, fer, though a drinker himself, he 
would have preferred a perfectly sober wife. They 
both worked hard, and her poor man was seldom 
out of the public house as soon as the factory' closed. 
The wife and husband saw little of each oilier, ex- 
cept at breakfast ; but as she kept things neat and 


II will heal the aia» ravera bum or *caRI without a *car. 

Heavy family tdtdhld bare a *applr constantly on bawl, tor um 1ft Ilia* 
or need. •* 

Road the following rxtraet of a IcUer. which t* loonatcalablo proof of 
ta wonderful efllcaej- : 

A blind MAX rksttorhd to siawr. 7 ' 

J. H. MqLbas— D ear Sir: • • • 1 U»V1 been sotteluf for four 
va,p, with rheumatic wteattst- belli* M tlmw altogether blind. I um- 
cured the advk»o( several bhyalelwu, but nubuof IhunnxmMdome any 
good. Hy tho advlto ol a friend I applied youf “Volcanic Oil LWIinont,” 
according to tho direction!, around the bottle, and It has cared nto P*rm»- 
nmuy. Ibavo used It since (or bruises, pains, tec., and It bos alnayi 
given Immediate relief. I live on the main rood near „ 

Yours, respectfully, JWM n - ALLHRD. 

Jefferson county. Mo. ... . i 

Foe horses It Is far superior to any other remedy for curing toluene**, 
braises, cuts, old sores, swellings, fce. 

We soy, then, to all who may bo suffering fruiu exuraal dueases, call 
at once and gel a supply, -thousands of bottle* ora sold (atul used) dally, 
and ere have never heard of a case where It hft" tailed In gtvlng r alter 

" tS’Por Kile bylTn'. MOM* AX, the pr4pthtor!\c oroet Third add Was 
itruttfe St. Loulih Stui by alt re*p<M;tablt' dfAtcn* In iftidlcloto everywhere 
I>ec. 2, *54* 


GREAT SALE 

OF 


FALL AND WESTER DRY LOODA 


1 leavo tilde, loved spot, for a far distant shore, 

To rnako my : 1ost home where the sea billowe roar ; 
Thou gr^ve of my fathers, thou dear native home, 

A stranger from thoo, henceforth I must roam. 

O, tvhy 'does my heart with such wild sorrow swell, 
As I biddbee, forever, u mounful farewell l 


of death. God cajfc qualify whom he pleases, and 
put in them tho sputa of Joseph, and Brigham and 
Heber. I 


tliics Were bom in heaven- It makes my heart warm tidy about her, and made her stinted and even sel- 


whenever I think of what they have done. To- 
morrow will be to, them the happiest Christmas ihey 


fish allowance for housekepiug meet the demands 
upon her, he never complained. -She had her daily 


Brethren do keeuW commandments of God, and bav « ® v «r experienced ; for the love that goes out pint, and he, perhaps, had his two or three quarts, 


Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, Tab- 
ernaoje, March 19, 1854. 

( Continued from last week . ) 

What <i oes it matter where I am ? I am as ready 


live your profession ; and remember if you were os 
godly, and as holy - as the angels, the world would 
speak against you ajtdseek your destruction. What 
has the world lo do with it l Nothing, only as you 
associate with A,antj partake of its spirit. Upon the 
same principle has 0 man any power over a woman, 


to bless others, returns again, laden with double 
blessings for the heart from wliich it went forth. 


and neither interfered with the dtlieT, except when { 
at odd times she succeeded, by dint of one gentle 


Mrs. Brown only sighed a response. She felt little artifice or other, to wiu him home an hour or 


j TO BG SOLO FOR CASH, 

ATVBRY LOW PRICKS, 

OCR IJRMK.VBE STOCK OF SOOM, 
At No. 142 Third Street, 

Preparatory to doling the Store. 

j 1: HOBKBT A ORANX* 

Dec. a, ’M. ; " . . P 41 

DRY «oodsT 


that an attempt to make her husband realize what 
she did, in regard to the children's true mental 
states, would be all m vain, and so she answered ! 


any further than she will give him power to pollute nothing. 


herself and hirq too ? Can the Gentiles turn me to 


to go and preach the Gospel as to dwell here, if it is unrighteousness any further than I permit them ? 1 

the will a; the Lord and my brethren. I have told mxi an instrument in the hands of God, and it is not' 


the merit Yho are about to be sent forth this year, 
that they] *31 go with more power and strength than 
any lormj t laborers in the vineyard have enjoyed. 
This appj as to those who do Tight, and diligently 
keep the commandments of God, and love justice 
and right .ousness, and do as they are told, refrain- 
ing front evil. I soy they will have more power 
than forrflsr servants of God according to their light 
and knowledge, and the circumstances to which they 
will be placed. I prophecy this. A man iff a fool 
that -will not prophecy good concerning Israel and 
concerning hie own father's house. • 

1 told tny brethren when they went from here, and 
from thiR ; ti(tie instead of going to. dances, and to the 
theatre, snd to parties, to go and fast end pray, and 
prophecy- upon the success of their mission. 

If you; heart is right, you caunot speak without 
speaking what is right. The Spirit of prophecy fore- 
sees futui e events. God does not bring to pass a 
thing bet| tune you say it shall be so, but because He 
designed; it should be so, and it is the future pros- 
pects of ,jhc Almighty tlint the prophet foresees. 
That ifi ,ijie- way I prophecy ; but 1 have predicted 
things I » not foresee, and did not believe anybody 
else diiMp- 1 have said it, and it eame to pass, even 
more abiQ^antly than I predicted ; and that wns with 
regard tqjhe future situation of the people who first 
came hurt) this valley. Nearly every man was 
dressed ih skins, and we were all poor, destitute and 
distressed; yet we all felt well. I said, “it will be 
but a lin e while, brethren, before you shall have 
food and raiment in abundance, and shall buy it 
cheaper 1 ion can be bought in the cities of the Uni- 
ted State i.” I did not know there were any Gen- 
tiles com; ag here — I never thought of such a thing ; 
but after l spoke it I thought 1 must be mistaken 


foT me to dictate the power that works through me, 
but it is for him to Control roe according to his good 
pleasure. 7 

Does Br. James'; violin rise up and dictate him 1 
No, it is perfectly pessive, permitting him to play any 
tune he pleases upon it. Upon the same principle 
we should be like Olay in the hands of the potter. It 
is not for the clay to dictate the potter, but the potter 
dictates the olay, and moulds and fashions it accord- 
ing to his own pleasure. Just so God controls Br. 
Brigham and every other good man who is dictated 
by His Spirit. 

Do you ever lie# me get up here and say, “1 am 
no preacher, and you must not expect anything from 
me i " 1 am in iHfc hands of God, and it is for Him 
to speak through nie, or in other words, play a tune 
L on me to this people according to His own fancy. 1 
am in tire hands of|the Potter, and if I continue faith- 
ful He will mhke Hie a vessel unto honor. 

I wish you leldefe to apply this illustration to your- 


; In a very comfortable self-satisfied state of mind 
was Mr. Brown on retiring ion. the night, and as 
soon as his bead touched the pillow, he was far ofl' 
in the land of dreams. Not so Mrs. Brown ; thoughts 


two earlier at night, and now and then to spend an 
entire evening in his own house. But these were 
rare occasions. They had been married a year, and 
on the morning of the wedding anniversary, the 
husband looked askance at her neat aiid comely per- 
son with some shade of remorse, as he observed : 

“ Mary, we’n no had holiday sin’ we were wed, 
and only that 1 haven’t a penny, we'd take a jaunt 


I WIU. rail all my mock of good* from iht» Oato at plm» raatx <• 
cloae oirtTbn rokall ImUnaaa, as I wish 16 turn all tny meant ihtto tba 


wholwalo trade, which I bawo wublUhcd an the tho corn«r at Main «d4 


WtudilnittoQ Avenue. . _ J , . 

rj- Great B.irtfuln* nut) be look*! fur, lo doling out my honvy atoc*. 


I nnd examine pow. 


Kay. «» >64. 


t. w. rroiT. 

[I am-1 


ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUNDRY 


PARER WAREHOUSE, 

HntaWl8he4*A. B. 1090. 


of the morrow and of her children, undelighted by to the village to see thy mother.' 


by u single present from father ot mother, so haunt- 
ed her that she could not sleep until long after the 


“ Would 'st like to go, John?” asked she softly, 
between a smile and a tear, to hear' him speak kind- 


hour of midnight. She understood their childish wants |y as in olden times. “If thee’d like to go, Johu, 
far tod well to chat herself into the fancy, that they J’H stand treat." 


A. P. LADEW Sc CO., 

TYPE FOUNDERS AND DEALERS IN PAPER. 
31 unit S3 lArttnai Street, 8t, I.uiila, Mo., 

PltRSS DKPOT— SHARK At.UBY, 


would be as happy as if a gift had expressed to them 
their parent's love. 

“Why, Mary! j Asleep yet? A merry Christ- 
mas.’’ Mr. Brown bent over his wife and kissed 

Christinas morning ! When before did day dawn 
find children sleeping ? When before did the bright 
Christmas sun look in through the curtained win- 
dows, and smile upon the closed lips of the mother ? 
What a strange stillness reigned through fee house, 
in which a year before the air rung with childhood's 
shouts of joyous laughter. There was in it some- 
thing ulinaturai. , , 

her as she awoke. “ I've been up far nearly an 
hour. Ah. Maggy, dear ! good u>orning to you. A 


“ Thou stand treat ! " said be, with a half sneer. 
“ Hast got a fortune, wench?” 

“ Nay,” said she," But I'n gotten the pint o’ ale.” 
“ Gotten what ?’’ said he. 

“ The pint o’ ale ! ” was the reply. 

John did not understand her, dll the faithful crea- 
ture reached down a stocking from under a loose 


INS PRB33K3, HULK, BORDERS, FbOWKIUi, awl ov*ry ouier uruct. 
m A*. tauay mule atMIUoii* to their funner aaaortmral 


A. P. 1.. a Co.yhavn lately mane oaaiuoiui io tneir iuun.,r 
of BOOK, and NEWSPAPER TYPE, ol Matrices uniwrlcri from ‘Jojllam), 
suit have now a com|ii,'ti. aeries. Also a now rartra of Ocnitau facet. 


aui! have now a complete aeries. Also a now (erica llf “ornull ta'f*- 
Tle.y are also tl|i> nuilwthteO aaenle o( the principal Typo Poiuttlrtea In 
the llnlle.1 States, and aro prepared to till onlcm selected from any apeol- 

TlieyltfepalwayMm handu large supply of XHWS and BOOK. PRINT- 
ING PAPER; alio, CAP, I.BTTBHHD, COLORBD, and Xdj'|L|.A 
PAPKRS. CARDS aud CARD BO.YRDS, all of which will Iw aold otl tba 


PAPERS, CARDS aud CARD BO.YRDS, all of which will bo aoW.on tha 
ra Ordera < for l, «^KKOT*PlNtt AND KNORAYINO will bo pro in pity 


CX »moni' or Printers wIslilUH to establish a ue'-.|>ap«r or Jot- P‘’ n, ‘ n i * 


Omcow will bu hirblihcd With xn iu dctnll for tho t«mc, by »uU- 


. a 1 * 1 • J . , I ... UlllriN will ou niroiBUCu ritw an «iini»tv ■» r # ? 7 .7. 

brick up the chimney, and counting out her dtuly pint in* tun sue ot iiicjwpcr, or mo particular .i>ie,»iu quantity ot work to im 
of ale, in the shape of three hundred and sixty-five c *wut>DTYPB— « large as»rtmeui aiw.ra ou immi.' 


selves — if. you have anything to say, say it; and if merry Christmas; darling!” 


Brown 


you have not, be as quiet as the musical instrument 
without the performer, j - 

When I went to England first 1 had not much to 


pressed his lips to the white forehead of his awaken- 
ed little one. f 

“ Not a child stirring yet ? ” continued Mr. Brown. 


We opened the door to that natton in gfeat •* Why, two hours before this on last Christmas 


three pences, (i. e., J£4 ] Is. 2d.,) put it -into his 
hand, exclaiming : 

“ Thee shall have the holiduy, John." 

John was ashamed, astonished, consdence-miiit- 
ted, tliarmed. He wouldn’t touch it. 

' rt Hasn't thee had thy share ? Then I’ll ha’ no 
more,” said he. 

They kept their wedding day with the old home, 
and the wife’s little capital was the nucleus of a 
series of investments that ultimately swelled into 


oxccutcd. r . . „ . . 

WOOD TYPE— « large awortuiont always on bantl. 

R3»”()lil Type taken In exchange for now at nine mills par pound. 
n 7 B. Soria supplied Xo all fouls cast at tins oatttbllfthmehl at speci- 
men price*. 

Nov. as, »M. £‘ to 


BAKER AND CONFECTIONER, 

No. 1T1 N- E. Corner of Marlcot nnd Tlh Street, 

ST. L0C1S, MO. 

JAMES TURNER 


•mEP8 coostnutly for sale, Bread, Oracftcra.of all kind*, Cato, Can 
K dies, Cordials, Alo, Portoc, Sodn, Tobacco, Clgare, Ac. 

Nov.aa. ; £i*m» 


13 rT WHItE, 

DISCOVERER OF Tnt 


simplicity. Had I preached 'Almighty discourses, morning, the whole house was in an uproar. I must shop, factory, warehouse, counriy-seot, a carriage, 


with more words than good sound doctrine, instead see to it. John! Fanny! ” he called up the stairs, 
of opening the doors I should have added another “ don’t you know it’s Christmas morning t Come, 
lock. The Lord appointed me to that work because awake up ! ” 

I was willing to be the simplest. Thus aroused, the children and their mother were 

After I had spoken they always thought there was soon out of bed and ready to join their father in the 
something else behind the curtains. We preached breakfast room, where- the morning meal, already 
three times in Voxlmll Road Chapel, Preston. After served, awaited them. Mr. Brown was very lalka- 


and, for aught Mr. Owen knew. John won mayor of 
his native borough at last. 


DISCOVER KR OF TOE 

SYMPTOMA TRUTINORIC SYSTEM, 
For Diagonialng all Diaeanes of tha Cheat and 
Lungs, 


Mar he Caumllrtl dally at hl« Oofflce, No. 181 PINE St., 
bettVcco 4th 4c 4th t from 3 lb H P. M. 


the third meeting the priest feared the increasing dve, and in fine spirits; but ihe children were dull, 
greatness of our testimony, and closed the doors of Once or twice he aroused them into something like 


riiis house against us. This was no sooner done 


this time Br. Rich remarked at the time, “ I do g(- t y were opened to us, and the people 


animdttion, by picturing the happiness of Mrs. Elk- 
hart and her poor little ones, when they presented 


not -belie; e a word of it." And neither did I ; but to were a) ] aroun d us entreating us to preach in their her, as they were to do immodiately after breakfast, 


the asloq shment and joy of the Saints it came to 
pass jusf ks I had spoken it, only more abundantly: 
The Lor ' led me right, but 1 did not know it. 

I hav* ieard Joseph say many times that he was 
much Wi Red about the revelations the Lord gave 
through' ,tti— it seemed to be so impossible for them 
to be fulT iled. I do not profess to be a prophet ; but 
] kitow’1 a every man and woman can be if they 
live for r. '■ To enjoy this blessing they must walk 
in the ckjfunel of the Priesthood, being subject to the 
order attS government of heaven ; then they are all 


houses. 

If you will visit a stone quarry *you will find they 
use ihe. simplest instruments to crack nnd remove the 
largest rocks; so (he Lord uses the simplest of His 
servants lo accomplish some of His greatest purposes. 
When the blacksmith is making a horse-shoe, does 
it dictate its maker who is making it and fashioning 
it to a useful purpose ? Does the plowshare, the 


with their valuable present. “ You will make hearts 
glad to-day, my children, said Mr. Brown, with an 
earnestness that quickened l|ieir generous impulses. 


Industry. — To be really and practically indus- 
trious, one must improve the minute particles of time 
known as “ spare minutes.” Of all portions of our 
life, these spare minutes are die most fruitful for 
good or evil, and are literally the gaps dirough 
which temptation find access to the soul. “Spare 
minutes are the gold dust of time,” said Young; 
and as dust makes the mountain, moments makes 
the year ! Idleness wastes a man as insensibly as 
industry improves him ; evil deeds and evil thoughts 
never creep upon him who is assiduously employed, 
upon good ones. The mind and body both require j 


Just as he sajd this die tingling of a heU was ncljvity ^ k(jep , hem in pure and hen]lhy actjon 


heard in die parlor. 

“What is that?” exclaimed Mrs. Brown, startled 


Afcortilng to well auiUcntlcxta! stAtisticxl report^ one oiu of ovary 
■lx of all (he deaths that occur In Europe or America, ate front dlst-M«o 
of tho lung* alone. . ^ 

Judging from Ute abovp data, thoro aro at Up prweut ttme within tba 
city of St. Louivat loa»t. 

FIF1SEK THOUSAND 

Individuals who h|tvc •Uica.w rcaud upon Uu.li lung#. It 1» equally trua 
that tbo MciUcalPndraidon, without oxc<’pUo«, are unable to (fococt a <lla- 
C03M) upon those organs In keason to cflect a radical cure; andlthla 1* tho 
reason why that data o ( dlscaac* have proved so universally ftda). And 
hence this new UtocovcTy gflfbra the only meatto extant for dotrctlng pul- 
inouary dlscaac* ip tliolr Incipient stage#, or In Utuc to cll'ect a cure Ui or^- 
cryoaac. In all probability, 14,000 out of the above number umy escape a. 
premature grave, by at once avafllug thcra^olven of tho benerita of 'Ul» 
Important discovery. 

Parent* nnd Guardian* flhoald submit every member of their famlffev 
to ah immediate examination by thl# New Sjnstam if they would avoid 
a re*pou^lblllty dadrnblc to uonu but luUdcU. Ihej* should not suffer any 
pecuniary consideration to deter them from reaping it# benefit* If they 
would protect those commun'd to their charge from one of the most fa- 
tal disease* that oxl«w upon thlr continent. If they rely upon Uielr fam- 
ily phyidclan to apprise them of tlm existence or thto dreadful dUcaM* 
depend upon It, not one c.umt out ot a hundred will ever recover. Hoad* 
of famllle*) are you prepiired to offer those committed to your re«ponalble 
charge a sacrifice to prejudice, when theao Incoutrovertablo fact* are be- 
fore you? If *o, ’the responsibility reel* entirely with you. 

Nov. 18, ’64. eUb i 


Like water if it runs free it is pure and wholesome ; 
bat what fa more annoying and pestilential than a 


lire for i ; To enjoy this blessing they must walk ^he, the ax, or the chisel rise up and dictate the Tmg-a-ling, a-lrog ! The sound was repealed, 
in the clSfnnel of the Priesthood, being subject to the mec hanic, saying-~ Why do you not form me thus? Instantly John sprang from the table and went 
order aiw government of heaven; then they are all § o:ue 0 f t hosv todls have to pass throdgli various boundiug down stairs, taking but three long steps 


by so grange a sound coming suddenly from that alagnant ^ Dilligence a , one ia a fajr forl(Jne> 

quarter. and industry a good estate. 

Ting-a-ling, a-ling ! The sound was repeated. 


CORINTHIAN MELODY. 

Music— “HARK!” 


revelation, ond they cannot predict anything that 3 j ia des ol temper, sometimes too low, and sometimes from the top to the bottom. Fanny glided after with 
will not jjfome to pass. All that hinders you from t00 ^fato it is just right ; and it requires an less poise, but equal fleetness. There was heard a 
enjoying^iis blessing fa because you are not obedieut. eX pert meclmnic to bit the proper temper, for they low exekunmtion from the children, on reaching the 
You might say. "do we not do all things that arem ade to comein contact with all kinds of timber, parlor, and the voice of Fanny with a rushing de- 
Br. Brigr'tiim counsels us to do? ” No; if you did, § 0 we arc w conic j n contact wnth all light came ringing up with these words — 

every wi?e would be subject to her own husband, j^jg 0 f dispositions, and very few tools will stand. "Oh! mother! mother! come! quick: quick!” 

aud evejtj( «lder to their’ presiding elder, and every an( j jj eep a goo d e d gei coming in contact with every Catching up Maggy as she descended the stairs, 

member o their presiding bishop. If you do not do ^j nc i 0 f timber, arid stone, and the devil. for the little pet was already half way down, the 

this you i ire not walking in the channel of the Priest- If dq ^ , eani t0 lem vourse i ve8 properly, mother entered the P" 101 on| y 0 few miuu,es b ,er 


hood, ip. the channel of revelation an* salvation ; 
aud you will stumble aud fall if you do not wake to 
righteouj ness, and gird up tho loins of your minds. 

Have; tot the majority of this congregation made 
the most solemn covenants, and vows, that they will 
listen to obey, and be subject to the Priesthood ? 
Have nij . the sisters mode the same solemn cove- 
nants to I vows before God and angels, that they 


would b* subject to their husbands ? Arc you faith- 
ful to yd sr vows ? If you aTe, you will have dreams 
and vim is, and rovelations from the world of light, 


und yd will be comforted by night and by day. 
But if J a do not fulfill your covenants you cannot 


But if ,1 u do not fulfill your covenants you cannot 
enjoy finite blessings. ' 

The jaatter fa plain to your understanding, and 
not mysterious. I have no mysteries to impart, and 
1 nave^expect to have ; for if this people will do 
right thpre fa nothing that will be a mystery to them ; 
but those things which appeared the most mysterious 
will prove the most simple things in the world/ 

Lesrtf to govern yourselves in a family capacity, 
for therti .fa where reformation ought to commence, 
after it j jae commenced m the assembly of the elders 
. of Isrto | There must be order, peace, love, kind- 
ness, gehtlehess, and every noble sentiment to ac- 
complfai a reformation that fa pleasing to God. 

We have got to be gathered, and continue gath- 
ered, th nigh there will be all kinds of fish in the 
net ; am the Lord will bring us into all lands of cir- 
tumsuujies, until the wheat is separated from the 
smut ui 1, chaff. There fa a time of separation, and 
.1 know, flam faithful I shall be among the chosen 
band v( to will triumph over hell, death and the 
grave, Nid dwell in the society-of men who are per- 
fectly c- : one heart and mind, where the wicked 
cease w trouble, unless we go where they are. This 
day wif come as sure os the sun shines. 

; As iL my going into the immediate presence of 
God w^n I die, I do not expect to ; but I expect to 
go into »be world of spirits, and associate with my 
brethren, /.and preach the Gospel in the spiritual 
world, arid prepare myself in every necessary way 
to receive my body again, and then enter through 


you will not be; pf much use at lost. 

I speak of these things whether they are edifying 
ot not ; as to that I am not' concerned ; but they are 
true, and they will save and exalt you, and bring 
you into the celestial worid, to mingle in the society 
of the Father, and JesuB Christ his Son, with the 
Prophets and Apostles from the beginning to the 
present dak- t am bound for no other place, God 
helping me. Salvation is what I am after in this 
world ; and food, oldthing and washing are all I need 
while I stay here, and that is more titan I can take 
away with me.' 

I have no pride in anything but the principles of 
salvation, and to see you do right, humble yourselves, 
retain thg Hqly Spirit, live in your religion, then I 
am proud of you indeed. My God, His purposes, 
my religion, afrd this people; are nil I am fond of in 
this world. 

Our religion is different from everything else that 
was ever instituted, but when you become acquainted 
with it, and partake of its spirit, it is lively and an- 
gelic ; it is a Screen that throws out everything but 
that which fa pure wheat. When we make flour 


than tho older Children. How unexpected was the al0UQ 101 1 
sight that met her eye. In the centre of the room, a 8” nel 
on the marble table, stood a Christmas tree, glitter- ®P r ' n 
ing with paper ebaius and loaded with fruits and m ' eutlon 
'flowers, and beside it, on the table, was a present ur ‘P°P u ^ ar 
for every member of the family — not a costly pres- — : 
ent, but appropriate, and selected with a discrimiua- NEW 
tion (bat perceived the character aad wants of eaoh. 

"Oh, Father!” exclaimed Mrs. Brown, as soon J 

as she comprehended what was beiore her, leaning ’ A 
her head upon her husband and restraining not her co 

glad tear* — " This fa your work ! How little did I 
dream of what was m your mind.” 

Christmas at Mr. Brown’s on that day, was a j^oarai 
Christmas to be remembered. What a new life 
flowed through the veins of the children ! -To the Wagw^mto 
joy of being remembered in tokens of love, was ad- *. txmia, i 
ded the purer, deeper, heaven-born joy of blessing 
oilters. Did they forget, even briefly, in this new pRANOis^ 
excitement, the poor family across the street ? Not samuh andi 
so. Their generous hearts felt quicker impulses. 

Happy themselves, they were eager to be the min- 
isters of happiness, and went forth' quickly on their t >uWl f 


All Boston fa in a fret about its water. The At- 
las says that Cotcbituate is now nothing but a weak 
decoction of sardines; whilst, on the contrary', an 
analysis of the water shows the presence of a smal- 
ler proportion of the foreign matter than in 1845, 
and no trace of fiahey or oiley substance- The wa- 
ter drawn from the surface<of the lake is found to be 
purer than that from thirty feel below the surface. 
The papers are filled with communications scolding 
about the piscatory flavor of the water, and crying 
aloud for a remedy. They say that there is danger 
of a general epidemic, unlesB the water is irhproved. 
The Springfield Republican suggests that it is all an 
invention of the enemy, to render the Maine law 


The Hat wa* on UK Read, , 

Tho pantng crowd adutlrM; 

A nhuportnK maiden told— 

Bee bow that man’a attired I 
! What beauty In hi* wnlstj 
How matcb)o*a hi* craxal. 

And then how much ho’a uraceq 
i With that reaplendant Hat I 


! He turned him (ram tho UiroaffY 
Ae bu tclt Corinthian ilaU; 

But aa ho move* along, 

On him all gloncea (an. 

Cried one — “Not hoaven’a clear blue, 
With marry radlonco net, 

J Appear* ioo*o fair to alow ; 

Than rood or luetroua Jet I " 


i Ita tame by all waa rained; 

HU boeotn (Veils with pride i 
While they admiring gturod, 

He ntlrad hi* voice and cried— 
“Friend*, would you have my Joy, 

; And wlu an equal lame. 

Your nan on Broadway buy ; 

Thete’a a raw more left— the same." 


NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. 


TEA ! TEA ! ! TEA ! 1 1 

VAM, THE TEA HAN! 


RETAIL DEALER, 

CORNKB OF FOURTH AND GREEN STREETS. 


FOR THE WEST. 

E MIGRANTS (or the Weal Will find It to their Interest to coll on 
AIJ1A ItoLI.ER between Tenth and Klorenth mreetm on Frank- 


Pj AUU ROLLER between Tenth and Kloventh Mreete, on Frank- 
lin avenue, before engaging tbelr wagon, etwwbere, aa he U prepared 
to (timlih Wagon, put up In the boat style, and out ol th* beat material. 
Wag out made at the tame a bop have boon used (or Ihe pul three year* 
by the Western emigration and given general (tttHraCtton. 

St. Loulh Ho., Dec. IS, 1864. (4 u 


REMOVAL 


F LAKOH* LKPKRK hM removed bl# store from So. SI Prauklln av#- 
auo, lo the premires formerly ocotiplrel bjr him, #crtith-««aM corner of I 
Seventh nod Krankltn ttveaue. 


THE GREAT NATIONAL HAT STORE, 

© 3 “ OF CORINTHIAN HALL.J?® 

S9T BROADWAY, •• 

ESTABLISHED 6TH MARCH, 1849, 

j FOR THE BALE OF 

K1NE 8T. LOUIS MADE DRESS HATS, 

FOR $4 EACH! 

FOR A 

LUSTROUS, STYLISH. AND DURABLE- SUPER 
DRE8S HAT, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

j I FOR. A 

PITH, PLUSH, OR COTTON CAP, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALLf 

FOR A 

FUR ;0R WOOL SOFT FELT HAT 
GO TO CORINTIAN HALL! 

FOR AS^ ! ■ 

INFANT’S FASHlONN.jfLE FANCY HAT, 

‘ GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL ! 

8&7 Broadway ; 

#3°- B IG HJ) T._mw 


Nov. IS, •«. 


A CARD. 


T HE Subaeriber, thankful (or the very liberal patronage beatowed 
upon him during the ;«il year, wouW aay to his pair.xw and Uto 
public generally, that he will apar* no palnato render r.aiutacuon In 
every particular article purchased at hit oatabltebtneut. If tlh iucrestrad 
rocniUea (or pnrchulng guoda, and comroodloua store room,, we are ena- 
bled to compete with any boos* In our line In the dly. 

Dec. 9, 8 *m FRANCIS LKPKRR. 


from smutty wheal, we must have a smut machine to mission of benSvolenoe- 

clear it of all filth before it goes into the bolt. The \ Ab, not to their dying day can the children of 
smut machine is a powerful place ; it will blow to Mr. Brown forget that Christmas. Nor can Mr. 
pieces everything (hat fa not the real grain. Thank Brown forget it either. It solved a problem for him, 
God he has got stlch a machine, and men to enjoy though not just in the way anticipated. 


F STORE and to arrive, the (otlowtng artletas, (or ut* low for cash : 
(0 bag* priroa Uto Coffee; 20 bag* Loguyra; 


So pc-rket* old government Java ; 

ISO hf. cbvtta and cheat* Imp-rial, Young Hywn and Slack Yeu; 
SO bag* Whole Pepper; 8 bag* Atrplor^, 

3 caaas N uuueg* ; 3 bole* Clove* ; 

•Obuxca pure ground Splcro; S6do. CutlleSoapj 
8 caolnt dried currant*', SO boxes Citron ; 

10 casks Myer'f Tobacco ; SO barrel* Langtiedoo Althonda; 

0 caras Glltid’t Sardine*, 1-2* and I-4tt; 

16 boxes Baker’s Oocna and Chocolate 1 

60 boxes MR. BaWtn*. PRANOIB LKPBHK. 

DcOrW. [Z*tn 


His holy spirit* 

My prayer is before God arid angels, by day and 
by night, that He would purge this people, and pu- 
rify them from, wicked men and women ; and I hope 
the purging operation will continue until there is an 
entire separation of the wheat and the chaff. There 


! May there be many Christmases like that at Mr. 

1 Brown’s. >* 


The war corespondent of the London Times, is 
Pan Irishman, formerly in the British Navy. He re? 


ceives a salary of 87,500 per year, and is regarded 


will be a separation, and I tell you what I know and a8 the very best correspondent connected with the 
what I believe only. I know the truth when I speak European press. 


it, and so dc you when you hear it. It makes no 
matter what instrument it comes through, it is truth 
still, and you tiannioi make anything else of it. 

God bless ybu forever, drat peace, goodness, union, 


A New Wat to Raise the W*kd. — The bel* 
lows of the great organ in Tremont Temple fa in a 


CHILD, PRATT & CO., 

IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS 

IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC HARDWARE AND CUTLERY. 

WO. J«r MAIN STREET. 

Third Boar North a t the Bonk of Mltutourl, 

ST. LOUIS. ;,.-:.- vrf-ip.it. •••<>.“ 

D«, J, M. 

~ LOUIS ESPENSOHIED* 


GALLAGHER & CO., 
Praotical -Dyers and Scourers, 

No. IIS North M tt.,3 boon from Vine, South title, and No. I«o Morgan 
*1. between «th and 1th, 8u tout* Mo. 

CP Have opened Uielr new and cheap Dying and Scouring ntabllth- 
moo(. Gentlcmro* Coal*, Pantaloon*, Voata, kc., Dyod, Beourad and 
neatly repaired* 

Nor. 18, >84. ; ( i u . 

SALOON 7 * 5 

, H* TRAFKHS, mk^ptarwure In Raying to hcrnnmerotw emto- 
nwnt) and the public, that nhc hit* a ralooi* an pine *tre«u two door* 
fn>m DatreP Tboairo ; wlwre *hc U *t *1! limo* r.-affy to icrvf ap OyAlora* 
CSsD ^ C< ‘ 0ll,u1,a ot * u< & Wpo u> fralt 

; No v."l6 > t ’6«- " [! 3m*. J 

ALEXANDER DOW, ' , 

N o. 9 Mire, knit*, Axe*, Ox-Obain*, Ac., Ac, A TIGHT 

COOKING-STOvRSlceptooniUutttyou lituHt. Cooklrat. , 

clllng Stove* aleouthiTout-nttinp. adnpt«t (uUie we ol# “aUght trav- 
Lake, CalKornla, and Oregon, may be (ouad at No, \r uCgramaloSelt 
tween 6th and 9ri., St. Loal£ Mo. V * St- be- 

Wlndow Glaw 8gIQ and 10x12. Ei.v ' 


love, and the spirit of patience and submission before shorl time ljD be worked b Y steam - The en & me and 
God; and jn t$e hands of His servants may abide Jebafting are already setup, and aU (hat fa necessary 
with yoq forever. Amen. for the completion, is the connecting machinery. 


amra iww norm qi mr mobk or mreworj, ^ - , V . — — r — t- 

WAGON MANUFACTURER, TaHore 5 atid^Tmnorft' Shc.ii: 

€«ruor of Broadway and Lmreaumo Stoort, ' *nd Choppy Rroi&v W ' t<oo W m> loot#, Botch orV 

OPPOUIXE empire MILLS* EC fj* kllhte Qf 76018 and K*1. 

^ VM . "o*™ «o. 









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LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDETH IT NOT.- JESUS 


the principle nations of the earth at this time in very 
serious expenses, which are taking from the laboring 
masses millions and millions of dollars, to supply 
the fighting hosts with weapons of death, and en- 
gines for the destruction of their enemies, and the 
prosecution of their ambitious designs. While the 
allied powers are thus engaged, they are consuming 
the very source upon which the millions of the poor 
and needy are depending for their bread — for their 
existence. i> 

iiv dunng the time of peace that has prevailed in 
Europe for the last ten years, it was necessary to 
help the poor and needy away, it becomes tenfold 
more so under the present circumstances, when the 
nations are involving themselves in very bloody and 
disastrous wars. :> ' 

It may be supposed that I am a "little partial te 
some panicnlar parties that are connected in this 
wart I am referring more particularly to the allied 
powers, but really I feel very little interest in the 
matter, any further than v herever Britain carries her 
sway , the gospel can follow in her liberal wake. To 
be snre, when a boy, my playmates used to say, two 
upori one is loo many, and consequently if there 
would be any sympathy it would be in favor of Rus- 
sia, as they are the weaker party, and is likely to 
have ; the worst of it. Then, as far as the contest is 
concerned, there may be a very great feeling of -in- 
difference in the minds of many, whether Turkey is 
devoured by the Biissian Bear, or carved up by the 
Lion of the west of Europe ; the event is precisely 
the same, let it turn which way it may, as far as it 
effects us in our emigration movements ; it serves to 
stop: the channel of trade, and consequently effects 
the interests of the laboring classes of Great Britain, 
and a great proportion of the members of our church 
are of this class. < 

I would say to those who are in arrears to the Per- 
petual Emigration Fund, who know themselves to 
be such, if you have got houses, lands, cows, sheep, 
farms or property of any description, come forward 


twenty years ago. Did any of you ever raise Indian 
com in your lives? If so, you remember when it is j 
six inches high it is very beautiful to the eye, it looks 
green and lovely, and it will grow very rapidly if 
you will only keep the weeds out of it ; it will grow 
so rapidly that you can almost see it growing from: 
day to day, and it is pleasure to cultivate it. Suppose 
a man should go into a com field when the cum is 
six, eight, or ten inches high, who hod not been 
raised in a country where it had been cultivated, but 
in some corner of die earth where it did not grow, 
and he had newer seen such a plant before* and let 
few days in hoeing it and 


When you have got your bishop, he needs assis- 
tants, and he ordains counsellors, priests, teachers, 
and deacons, and calls them to help him ; and he 
wishes men pi his own heart and hand to do this. 
Soys he, “ I dare not even call a man to be a dea- 
con, to assist me in my calling, unless he has a fam- 
ily. It is not the business of an ignorant young 
man, of no experience in family matters, to inquire 
into the circumstances of families, and know the 
wants of every person. Some may want medicine 
and nourishment, and to be looked after* and, 
not the business of boys to do this; but select a man 
who has a family to be a deacon, whose wife can go 
with him, and assist in administering to the needy, 
in the ward. ' , 

These are simply my views in a few words on 
tliis subject, pud always have been since I have 
reflected upon the doctrine that the fathers teach us 
in the Holy (Scriptures. I will venture to spy Ufa 
view I take Pf the matter is not to be disputed or; 
disproved by Scripture or reasou. 

I have no reasonable grounds upon which to say 
it was not the custom in ancient times for a man to 
have more thau one wife, bpt hare every reason to 
hplieve that it was the custom among the Jews, from 
the days of Abraham to the duys of the Apostles, for 
they were lineal descendants of Abraham, Isaac and 
Jacob, all of Jwhom taught and practised the plurality 
of wives, andl were revered by the whole Jewish na- 


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him employ himself a d 
admiring its beauty. Suppose by some means he 
becomes perfectly blind for two or three months, and 
then goes into the field after be has received hia 
9ight— he now beholds corn seven, eight, and ten 


Remarks by President Brigham Young, after Bl- 

dor' Orson Hyde had Lectured on the Marriage 

Relations, Oct. 6, 1854. 

I tlf. not wish to eradicate any items from the lec- 
, ture folder Hyde had given us this evening, bju 
snnplf to give you my views, in a few words, on the 
portioi l touching bishops and deacons. 

In Raul’s first epistle to Timothy, third chapter, 
he wtj ies as follows : 

“ T&is is a true saying, if a man desireth the office 
ot a j'ishop. he desiretli a good work. A bishop 
Men fcicust be blameless, the husband of one wife, 
vigilafi.t, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, 
apt totlench ; not given to wine, no striker, not gree- 
dy of ftlthy lucre, but patient, not a brawler, not cov- 
etous*} one thnt ruleth well his own house, having 
his children in subjection with all gravity, ( for if a 
man $ how not how to rule his own house, how shall 
he take care of the Church of God ?) Not a novice, 
lest b^-ng lifted "up with pride, he lull into condem- 
natiOB'bf the devil. Moreover, hiamysi have a good 
icporifbf them which are without, lest he lull into 
reprgdilh and the snare of the devil. Likewise the 
deacons must be grave, not double-iongued, not giv- 
en tot-ranch wine, not greedy of filthy lucre, holding 
me mastery of the faith in a pure conscience. And 
let t!qie also first be proved ; then let them use the 
office ml deacon, being found blameless. Even so 
must Jtheir wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, 
luithfi) in all things. Let the deacons tie the lnis- 
Uands'of one wife, ruling their cmldren and their 
houses well.” 

I li&ye read tins thut your minds may be relreshed, 
and t£«t you may know how it does read. 

behead of my believing for a moment that Paul 
wishifi to signify to Timothy that he must select a 
man if 1(^11 the office of a bishop that would have but 
one a iu, 1 believe direedy the reverse ; but his ad- 
vice J - Timothy amounts to simply this i It would 
not b> wise for you to ordain a man to the office of 
tnsho i unless he has a wife ; you must not ordain a 
singh or unmarried man to that Bailing. 

II i‘ou will rend this chapter caret ully, you will 
lcnrrffthe qualifications necessary for deacons and 
bishops, and also lor their wives. 

1 \yfJl simply give my views with regurd to this 
matte?, and then lease Tl 

I tipVe no testimony from the Bible, neither have 
l from any history that I have any knowledge of, 
that a nuui was ever prohibited in the church, in the 
days of Paul, Irom taking more than one wife. 11 
any biwioriau has any knowledge to die contrary, let 
nun ujake it known at a suitable time ; but if such 
was die cose, it has not come to my knowledge. 

1 v^dl now give you ray reasons why it is necessa- 
ry tluj a bishop should have a wife, not but that he 
nmy have' more than one wife. In the first place, 
he' is (or should be) like a lather to his ward, or to 
the ptopie over whom he presides, and a good por- 
tion if his time is occupied among them. Still he 
/does i jet wish to be bound up, or fiooded with the 
cares of die world, so but that he can officiate in jiis 
office and magnify it to acceptance. I 

Tip-office of a bishop in his ward, and when he 
hnds'*t man who is doing a good business as a far- 
mer ( r tradesman, and who has plenty around him, 
and i ‘faithfully paying his tithing, he has no busi- 
ness i jfcre only to receive the tithing that man has 
io pa for the benefit of die kingdom of God ; bis 
business is more particularly in the houses of widows 
and jfphans, and he is called to administer to them 
m njj[)tik>uanes8, like a father. 

PhriK knowing by observation and his own expe- 
rience die temptations that were continually thrown 
beiore the elders, gave instructions paramount to 
this : before you ordain a bishop, to lake charge of 
the branch in any one district or place, see that he 
has a Wife to begm with ; he did not say but out 
wiji £ it does not 9ay so; but he must have one to 
begiu with, in order dial he may nut be continually 
drawy into lempuuion while he is in the line of his 
duty^visitmg the houses of widows and orphans, the 
poor,) rim sick, and die offiicted in his ward. V He is 
to cot verse with Minifies, sometimes upon family 
mails is, and care for diem, but if he has no wife he 
is (nu . so capable of taking care of a family us fie 
other-mo- would be, and perhaps he is not capable 
uf laying core ol himself. Now, select n.' young 
uiurif^ho lias preserved himself in purity and holi- 
nesaj : one tylio has carried himself circumspectly be- 
•ore-^e people, and before God: it would, not do to 
orduyi him to the office ot a bishop, for he may be 
diaw^ inin temptation, uud he lacks experience in 
tauiity mutters; hut take a man who has one wife, 
at lesst j b man ol experience, like thousands of our 
etdeif. , meh of strength oi mind, who have detenni- 
uauoj \ iu diem to preserve them solves pure under all 
circuj ^stances, at all times, and in all places in their 
wardj Now, Timothy select such a man to be a 
bishc 

' to bis celling and duty, is with the 

churc i all the time ; he ia not called to navel abroad 
to pn but is <u home ; he it not abroad in the 
warly j. j)w u with the hum. 


sight— he now beholds corn seven 
feet high, with large ears upon it; he would exclaim, 
“What is this? Who has destroyed the beautiful 

What has 


plants that were here two months ago ? 
become of them?" He is told it is the same com. 
“ 0, it cannot be, for the com ie litfle stuff, and only 
grows eight nr ten inches high, and very unlike tliis 
awkward stuff." 

This compares well with some of our Mormons 
who are a little effected with the grunts; they do 
not know that the work of the Lord has been spread- 
ing rapidly, and growing stronger, -and becoming 
more formidable than it was twenty years ago. — 
There has been considerable advance since we used 
to gather around Joseph and Hyruin in Kirtiand, to 
keep the mob from kiliiog them. 

I remember on a certain occasion the brethren 
were called together to prepare to defend Joseph 
against the mob, who were coming to destroy him, if 
possible. Bro. Cahoon was appointed captain of one 
of ihe largest companies, and it had ten men in it; it 
was the biggest compauy we could raise but one, and 
that contained fourteen men. Bro. Gaboon gave us 
some advice; he advised us if the mob came, and 
we were obliged to fire, to shoot at their legs ; 
bati should they advance upon us now, we would 
shoot higher than that; so if any body will look at 
it candidly, they, wilfrsee that y/e have grown and 
improved considerably in our ideas. Toshoot at die 
legs of a mob is now altogether behind die times in 
Monnohiwh. A fief Brother Cahoon had advised us, 
Jkother Brigham rose and said, if the mob tackled 
him, he would shoot at their hearts, and some of the 

AA* J - Vy%, maoi I’ciucutUCi 

dint we are in the advance ; for' the Lord has said, 

hi these days he bus commenced to do a great work, 

. i . . i’*-' ■ .. i A. r T., 4 ' Li* 


tion, and it is but natural they should have respected 
and followed: their teachings hnd examplei 

So much I wished to say to my brethren and sis- 
ters. We liaVe had a splendid address from Brother 
Hyde, for which f am grateful. I feel in my heart! 
to bless the people all the time, and can say amen 
to Brother Hjyde’slasi remarks. I know just as much > 
about those matters as I want to know, and if I do 
not know more, it is because there is no more of it 
m the city. It is a hard matter fora man to hide! 
himself front me in this Territory ; die birds of the 
air, they say; carry news, and if they do not, (have 
plenty of sources of information. , 

I say to the congregation, treasure up iu your 
hearts what you have heal'd to-night, and at other 
times. You; will hear more \jjith regard to the doc- 
trine — thnt is, our ‘ marriage relations.’ Elder Hyde 
says tout he lias only just dipt into it, but if it will , 
not be displeasing to him, I will say lie lias not 
dipped into it yet ; he has only run round the edge 
of file field. He has done so beautifully, aud it will 
have its desired effect. Rm *>-- of 

the marriage; relation is nu* hi my reach, nor iu any 
oilier man’s ireneli on this earth. It is without be- 
ginning of days or end of year ; it is a hard matter 
to reach. We can tell some things with regurd to it; 


to-fry When the jailor started 
out we started too. Brother Hyrum took hold of the 
door and life rest followed ; but before we were able 
to render him the assistance he needed, the jailor 
antj guard Succeeded iu closing (he door, shutting 
the brethren in with us, except Cyrus Daniels, who 
was on the outside. 

As soon as the attempt was made inside, he took 
two] of tit guard, one under each arm, and ran down 
the stairs that led' to the door, it being on the second 
story. When he reached the ground they got away 
froffi him ; and seeing we had failed to get out, he 
Staged to run, but put his foot in a hole and fell. 
Just as he fell a bullet from ohe of the guard passed 
very close to' his head, and he thinks the fall Saved 
ilia life. 

The scene that followed this defies description. I 
should judge from the number that all the town and 
many from the country gathered around tire jail, and 
every mode of torture und death that their imagina- 
tida timid fancy, was proposed for us, sttch as blow- 
ing up die jail, taking-us out and whipping US to 
deajth, shooting us, burning us to death, tearing Us to 
pieces with horses, &c. Blit they were so divided 
among themselves that they could not carry out any 
of their plans, and we escaped unhurt. 

During this time some of the brethren spoke of 
our being in great dunger; and I confess I felt that 
we were. Btit brother Joseph told them “not to fear, 
that not a hair cf their heads should be hurt, and 
that they should not loso any of their things, even to 
a bridle, saddle, or blanket ; that everything should 
be restored- to them ; they had offered their lives for 
us and the gospel ; that it was necessary the church 
should offer a sacrifice, and the Lord accepted the 
offering." 1 

The brethren had next to. undergo a trial, but the 
excitement was so great they dare not take them out 


to brine one or two famum*' «« uml “Y ad- 

vice to those who have just arrived is, that they fell 
not in the reur, as it has this day Iteen complained 
of, but let them make it their first business to square 
off with the Fund that brought them here j to fur- 
nish this meanB as soon as it is in their power, to 
bring somebody else out from distant countries; and 
then you can take a fresh start in this mountain 
worid. Even if you are a little behind when you 
have done this, scramble until you catch up again; 
for ithe facilities are a thousand to one in these val- 
leys to what they were seven years ago. ‘ : 

yVher. the Pibdeere came here it looked a hard 
chance. There was not a single house to rent, and 
as jto Jheir boing any prospect of having any, ft 
looked very slim. But there has been slight chan- 
ges since, and a very great change in relation to 
bread stuff. We have bread in abundance now; 
but then the oply prospect of supply We had, was 
millions of black crickets. The change has been 
effected, and persons who land here with nothing 
but] their hands, their bone and sinew, if they are 
indebted to the Fund or to persons for bringing 
thejn, they can soon pay these debts, and not only 
that, but they con soon establish themselves comfor- 
tably, and be prepared to help others. 

have noticed in the course of my travels an oc- 
cas onal individual, which I presume had lost by 
soffie of those who have not been willing to pay up ; 
be that as it may, 1 have come across individuals 
•wbi would luik among the saints, “ Why," say they, 
“ what can be the matter? something is dreadful 
wrgng ; this is not ancient Mormonism — this is not 
the; old religion we used to have in the days of Jo- 
senh; somothinsr is entirely wrong; I do not see 


done. Tn order to be participators in this, wc must 
be honest with ourselves — with bur brethren, and 
with the poor among the Lo.-'I’s people ; if we are, 
the blessings of God will flow upou us, and our 
knowledge will increase, and all the light aud intel- 
ligence thu . wo desire frotn God will, jjt* .poured out 


upon us, and our means will increase, arid our sub- 
stance will be blessed unto, us. But \( we udopt thu 
other principle, although men do it from covetousness, 
it is the identical way to become poor. The prophet 
said the liberal devise th liberal things, and by his 
liberality he shall stand. Tim is few truth: it has 
been so among all generations, and with thus people 
from the beginning. 

It was customary before we entered this church to 
hear a great deal of text preaching. “Che learned 
ministers would select a text or passage of scripture^ 
measure it by a theological rule, divide it into heads, 
and then preach from it — preaching about every- 
thing in the world but the thing in the text. After 
they i'.ad gone through this kind of monceuvering 
long enough, they would then appeal to the congre- 
gation to know if they had not preached to them the 
doctrine laid down in the text. Well, if L have 
mot preached from the text, excuse rue. 

I will close my remarks with the old fashioned 
appeal, and if I have not preached the doctrines con- 
tained in the text, let me advise my friends to give 
heed to tliosp doctrines anyhow. 


Remarks by Gtoorge A. Smith, Tabernaole, Oct 
6, 1854, P. M. 

I can say, |in connection 1 with brethren who have 
addressed yap in the former part of the day, that it 
is with the greatest pleasure I arise at the present 
conference to casi in my> mite and offer a few reflec- 
tions upou tfte things of the kingdom, as they are 
rolling heforp us. 

Our beloved president, at the close of the forenoou 
service, gave; us a text he wished to have considered. 

It has beep my lot to be somewhat conversant with 
the saints wljo dwell in the valleys of the mountains, 
or especially those who reside south of this oity, 
my acquaintance with them has been very great for 
the last five jyeaiis. There is no doubt but that tt 
feeling of carelessness und indifference has been 
manifested bjy many in these valleys, in relation to 
bequeathing their debts to the Perpetual Emigrating 
Fund, for (ha assistance they have received. It is 
not only an iudifierence which has been felt towards 
die Perpetual Emigrating Fund, but also to individ- 
ale who have expended their means to help dieir 
friends, neighbors, or hrelhren to this valley; they have 
frequently been treated with indifference aud neg- 
lect, und I may almost say with cruelty, by some per- 
sons who haye thus been helped ; they are unwilling 
until Uiey can be , very comfortable themselves, to 
assist those who haye helped them. 

I nave had my feelings hurt by instances of this 
kind which pave ,heen laid before me. ; r 

Now then,; if ( understand the text, it amounts to 
about tliis, (-viz) our Savior’s golden rule, “There- 
fore, all to mgs whatsoever ye would that men should 
do to you, dp, ye even so to them : for this is die law 
awl the prophets. " Or, to use diis expression of the 
Sailor’s, in connection with that of our president, 
which would: be Whatsoever ye would that men 
should do u>i ,y ou, do ye even so to them, under like 
circumstances ; l'oi this is the law of the prophets." 

There is no object on the face of tbe earth more 
to be desired, than to bring tbe poor and honest 
saints from the condition ia which they are placed 
in the old world, and set diem down here in the 
midst of there mountains, where, by their own indus- 
try., economy, and prudence, they can provide for 
their wants, and for the wants of their children. The 
difficulties Which surround the saints in the old 
worid are increasing. The great wars are involving 
;io» j jibi!ti'dM> qs btfuj/ / lian.iifenooq lf-i G&f 


Inotdente In the History of Joseph Smith 

j G. S. L. City, Utah, Oct. 9; 1854. 

■In reading the history of Joseph 


Mk. EniToit: 

Smith, as published in the News last winter, and 
especially that part of it which relates to hie impris- 
onment in Liberty jail, Mo., t see there are many 
interesting facts which are omitted ; and as I bad the 
honor of being a fellow prisoner with him, I thought 
1 would write some of those incidents for the satis* ' 
focuon of any of your readers who may feel interested 
in them. 

During our imprisonment we had many visitors, 
both friends and enemies. Among the latter, many 
were angry with brother Joseph, and accused him of 
killing a son, a- brother; or some relative of theirs, at 
what woa called tbe Crooked River battle. This 
looked rather strange to me, that so many should 
claim a son or a brother killed, when they reported 
only one man killed. q ;U , ..’iu - : . 

Among our friends who visited us, were President 
Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, of the first 
Presidency — the latter several times — George A, 
Smith, of the Quorum of Twelve; — Don. C. Smith, 
brodier of Joseph, came several times, and brought 
some of our families to see its. Benjamin Covey, 
Bishop of the Twelfth Ward of this city, brought each 
of us a new pair of boots, and made us a present of 
them.;* James Sloan, his wife and daughter, came 
several times. Alanson Ripley also visited ua, and 
many others, who to name, would be too tedious. O. 
P. Rockwell brought ye refreshments many times ; 
and Jane Bievin and her daughters brought cakes, 
pies, etc., and banded them in at the windows. 
Three things helped us much, as opr food was very 


until it abated a little. While they were waiting for 
their trial some of the l&thren employed lawyers to 
defend them. Brother $now asked brother Joseph 
whether he had better employ a lawyer or not,; ;^, 
Joseph told him to plead his own cause. But, said 
brodier Snow, I do not understand the law. Brother 
Joseph asked him if he did not understand justice . 
he Said he thought he did. Wall, said brother Jo- 
seph, go and plead for justice as hard as you can, 
and quote Blackstone find other authors now and 
then, and they would tare ft all for law. 


ALEXANDER MoRAfi. 


The Schooner Whircwbnc arrived at Racine, 
Wis., on the 14th December, with a part of the crew 
ot the propeller Westmoreland. She reports the 
sinking f the propeller in twenty-five faGioms of 
water, 18 miles this side of “Sleeping Bear," and 
the loss of seventeen livre. 





found in considerable quantities on die north 
tint Trinity river, and 


igned at Vienna, binding, it is sup- 


tile ushering in of the dispensation of the fullness of 
tines— the resto ration of the gospel, preparatory to 
the second coming of the Messiah — its rejection 
hy the Gentiles — the general wickedness of the na- 
tions — the sword of retribution, wielded by the 
avenging hand of the Almighty — famine, pestilence, 
wars atrd rumors pf wars— Hhe general wreck of 
nations, kingdoms, and inan-niade governments, and 
and the establishrhoht of ail universal theocracy 
thereon. 

The ushering in of this new era huB not been with- 
out opposition. The Ljrth of (he “man-child” has 
not been n pangless one. This cherished hope of 
the satoto-^the darling of ages, has been baptized 
iiijtbe blood of Joseph the seer, and consecrated by 
the tears and groans, pain and suffering, of the per- 
secuted saints. 

Since the introduction of the gospel, the cause of 
truth has steadily progressed. A quarter of u cen- 
thfy has not yet elapsed since the Church of Christ 
was organized with only six members, and now 
three hundred thousand souls rejoice in the liberty 
of' the gospel-. The servants of God have went 
boldly forth, warning die nations, and calliog all 
people to repent, from the king on his throne to the 
beggar in the street. Our missionaries have carried 
the warning voice to the shivering tenant of the 
frozen zones — to the benighted sons of Africa — 
the red-skinned denizens of our western wilds— the 
South Sea cannibol and the idol worshiping Hindoo; 
not forgetting the mercenary priest and bigoted sec- 
tarian of our more enlightened countries. 

The saints of God, after having encountered a 
series of bloody persecutions, waged against them 
by wicked and ungodly mobs, instigated by the igno- 
rant prejudices of Christian editors, and led on to 
their murderous work by sanctimonious divines, ore 
now enjoying at lebst u temporary repose, in the 
peaceful rallies of the Great Basin. An eusigu to 
the natives is raised in the tops of Lhe mountains. 
The oracles of God are planted there, formiug a 
nucleus around which will gather the pure in heart, 
from all the nations of die earth. 

Your bro. in the new covenant, 

■ | CHARLES H. BASSETT. 


England was 
posed, Austria tq.declare war against Russia within 
one month, and guaranteeing her to support her 
against invasion ond insurrection. Austria calls on 
the Germanic Slates to support her with federal 
troops, but Russian influences. are at work in opposi- 


js attracting much at- 

It is stated that a new route has been discovered 
to Salt Lake well supplied with water and grass, and 
300 miles shorter than the Humboldt route. ' Advi- 
ues from Portland, Oregon, state that a line of tele- 
graph is about to be built from that place to Salem 


f. bOOlS, SAttlRDAY. tlBOBMBKR 30, 1854 


U,4T OF A.OBNTS TOR THE LUMINARY. 

i N& Orleans, Jatnca Mcpw. , , nn . i, T , r r- 

A.R. nnti Term., H. W. Chtircfi. 

H (prison county, Texas, William Martindale. 

Milan county, Texas, S. M. Blair. < 

Prsston Thomas. Traveling Agent for the South- 
Cincinnati, O., Hon. Orson Spencer. *■ 

fte'-higfield, O., A. R. Wright. 

PHtshufgh'. Pa., B. F. Winchester. 

OVorgetown, Ky., J. M- Barlow; 

Keokuk, Iowa, Charles Clark. 

Pbilmlclphia, Samuel Harrises &H Popl*r, St- 
New York, John Tnvfor. 

Helena, Ark.. Alfred liny. 

Pecan Point, Ark., I,. J. DcLopatr. 

■ Bluff City, lows, Wm. H. Poison, and L. O. Ltttlefiel 
Alitquakdta, Iowa, J. Dairympl*. 

Unvote, Mo., Charles Maxwell. 

Filrfiold, Ind.. John Wickcl. 

Alenina, lnd- Stephen Golding. 

A] ion , III., Henry J. Hudson. 

0» atrevllle, III., James Kinney. 

Lcwell. Mass,, Khaki m S. Davis. 

Qf/'ieral Agent for Massachusetts, N, H. Fell. 

Site ' 3 ote, Cal., J. M. Horner. 

Sa, • Bernidino, Cab, G. C. Rich, 
lateral Airont for Utah, Hon. Z. Snow. 

Cl ear 'City, Utah, Hon. I. C. Haight. 

Tr/ vellne Elders generally will please act os agents. 
m L. J3iler, Traveling Agent through the West. 


its appearance, a tid the subject matter which it con- 
tains. It cannot fail to be a powerful auxiliary in 
speaking the truth, and I trust it will meet wilh that 
effectual support it so richly deserves. 

This new movement — the establishment of Stakes 
of Zion in the different States — will be an impor- 
tant epoch in the history of ' Mormonism. The pub- 
lication of the “ Luminary,” and other kindred vehi- 
cles of light nad truth, will be the means of introdu- 
cing the great work of the last days to tits notice of 
many, whp would not go out to hear public preach- 
ing. ; j i ' 

During my present visit to the States, i have dis- 
covered less honesty among professing Christians, 
than at any former time. Religion seems to be no 
longer a matter of conscience, but of convenience. 
Infidelity is fast obtaining, among all daises.— 
Men with sauettmonious faces, and elongated bypo- 
critical. countenances, who still keep up their family 
altar and say grace over their meals, unhesitatingly 
and unblushingly confess their unbelief in the Sorip- 
lures; and downright skepticism is manifested in alt 
their sayings and arguments. Mammon is the pop- 
ular god of (lie day, and the masses zealously wor- 
ship at his glittering shrine. Religion, conscience, 
reputation, and all that is lovely or desirable, are 
sacrificed on Ids crowded altars, by the bliud devo- 
tees of the golden god. Disunion, and consequent 
confusion, have crept into the various churches, and 
the demon Distrust has reared his frightful head in 
all th .ir organizations. Confidence and brotherly 
love have been banished from society ; and deprived 
of these substantial props, the superstructure begins 
U> totter and fall. The church-going professor seeks 
to defraud his Christian neighbor. The devout miser 
rises from bis interminable prayer to count again 
bis rusty dollars, wrung with a cruel, hand from his 
half-fed, half-clad, praying broil iter. Within the 
shadow of splendid churches, with towering steeples 
aud glittering spires, “ where aristocratic’ fingers 
proudly point: to the rich man’s heaven,” the widows 
dying iuouu, and the orphans cry lor bread, are 
heard unheeded, or drowned by the hypocritical 
voice of tile noisy suppliant os he prays, “ Give us 
this day our daily bread." 

“ But wbon he prays, 'Th y kingdom come,’ 

The kingdom don’t appear.” 

Tltis is indeed a gloomy picture ; yet it is a truth- 
fid one. The shading is not too deep, or the drapery 
too dark. 

Although die people are slow tq believe in die 
fullness of die gospel- -tddiough diey fail to see the 
hand of the Almighty Ju die latter-day work — yet 
it requires but little argument to convince the close 
observing, sober thinking man, dial great aud impor- 
tant changes are abotlt to transpire. We have no 

need to hunt ut) testimony or conjure up evidence, to 
prove thut u momentous crisis in affairs, political und 

religious, is approaching. We can discover at a 

glance, that a grand change, fearfully grand and 

awfully sublime, lias already began. Whichever 


Commercial letters assert thut Austria entered inr 
to the treaty unwillingly, hut consented to it hi pre- 
ference to breaking entirely with the Western Pow- 

e «- , . >}, 

Nesselrode has published u letter defining the 
four terms on which Russia will accept pence, viz : 
A joint protectorate of the fife powers over the tlhris- 
fians in Turkey ; a like protectorate over the princi- 
palities subject to existing Russian treaties; the re- 
vision of the treaty of 1841, til which Russia will 
assent if the Sultan will; the free navigation of die 
Danube. 

Prussia and all the Germanic Slates were hastily 
putting all their armies on a war footing. 

Omer Pacha is abtut to embark for the Crimea. 

Admiral Hameliu had resigned the command of 
the French squadron in the Black Sea, and retired 
to France. 

The remainder of the Frenchtroops in Greece had 
been ordered to the Crimen. 

A proposition is to be submitted to Parliament 
augmenting the British army toi the extent of 800,- 
GOO men. 

The Spanish Chamber has decided to support the 
present dynasty. The Ministers resigned upon 
some trifling financial defeat, but consented to re- 
sume office. The latest intelligence, however, is to 
die effect that the crisis had commenced, and that 
Espartero had advised the Queen to send for Mnda- 
gas to fonn n Cabinet. 

Mr. Soule had arrived at Madrid. 

The Danish Ministry had resigned. 


Isucpkxukxcx, December 28. — Simla Fu moil 

» t i ft ' I i - ' i • i 


received hi ne on Sunday, bringing little mnv.< of 
terest. Business is quite dull throughout the Terri- 
lory. Th e indiaiis are pretty quiet, lint it is expected 
that the (troops tyill jio called out against die Apa- 
ches, unless they cease their depredations. Many 
of them have left the Raton Mountains and gone to 
Red River canyon. The Navajos brought in the In- 
dian who tritely killed a soldier, to Fort Defiance, 
and delivered him up; , he wae inuig at, die Fort for 
his offencei. 

The Governor aud General were expected bock 
from their trip to Mesillo Valley. Reliable news 
had reached Santa Fe of an attack luiving been 
made on die Southern mail, but no injury sustained 
from it. One or two Indians were killed. 

Bishop Lnmy had arrived safely, haring lost one 
of his deacons at Fort Union from sickness contrac- 
ted on the plums. His party jvere escorted into the 
city hy a large company of civilians and military, 
aud great jiarade by firing cannon und all that. 

Our place is unusually lively to-day, with delight- 
ful weathek 


WEO ARE THE ROBBERS ON THE PLAINS * 

Three weeks ago, when we published the first 
announcement of die Salt Lake mail, we suggested 
whether white men might not have been concerned 
with the, Indians in the affair. This query arose iu 
our minds from the statement diat the moil bogs 
were rifled and letters torn open, a thing unusual for 
Indians- Subsequently, however, tins statement was 
found incorrect. When the bags were ripped open 
and'fouqjd to contain letters and papers only,, these 
were left undisturbed by the robbers, and were gath- 
ered up aud forwarded to die States in good order. 
Thu Independence Agrarian, however, assigns other 
reasons for suspecting that at least four white men 
were engaged in the attack, and suggests that it 
might have been men from Salt Lake, who, knowing 
that lhe party hud a large amount of money, hod en- 
listed die, disaffected Sioux to join diem for puposes 
of ptinder. 

Aj< the Agrarian’s article has been noticed by 
somqpf die oily papers this week in a manner cal- 
culated to reflect somewhat on the people of Suit 
Lake, we have also diaughl proper to refer^to it, 
chief y to, show how reudy die public are to judge 
wroB J lolly, and saddle upon the Mormons, without 
a re :son, the brinies of other people. We speak 
knowingly when we say thut die people of Salt Lake 
havefliad no trade or intercourse whatever with In- 
dian^ this side of the Rocky Mountains, but on the 
confrnry the old mountaineers — French and Ameri- 
can traders — have during tiie last two or three years 
dottej) the entire line of travel from the South Pass 
to 70 miles this side of Laramie with their trading 
posts. Nearly all these men have squaws for wives 
and odier Indians around diem, and carry on a trade 
with the Indians, and fleece the emigrants. They 


HttmLUnmts 


FURTHER BY THE AMEBIC A. 

Affairs before Sebastopol are unchanged. There 
has been some fighting, hut node of importance. The 
garrison continues to make sorties. During the night 
of November 14th, in a hurricane of wind and rain, 
the Russians made a sortie from die city on the 
French camp, but were repulsed- 

On die 15th, several men and horses died in tins 
camp from cold and exhaustion. The Russians are 
quiet. ; • .< 

Nov. 16. — Fire very slack. A few redoubts were 
completed by the British, overlooking the Inkennan 
road. Some reinforcements reached die French. 

Nov. 17. — Men and officers are constructing shel- 
ter for the winter. An order has been issued by 
Lord Raglan that no officer shall leave the camp un- 
less sick or wounded. It ruins in torrents. 

Nov. 18. — Weather more temperate. Russians 
in die valley is observed In ltavi* vuuvivod reinforce- 
ments — supposed 20,000 — under Gen. Liprnndi. 

Nov. 18. — The French made a reeoniioisance in 
force, and found the Russians repairing their artille- 
ry, damaged itt the previous liattle. 

Nov. 20. — The 97th British regiment fiutu 

the Oronco steamer. The Queen of life South ar- 
rived with various drafts of British troops. The 
French lunded considerable reinforcements at Ka- 
tneisch Bay. Firing very brisk from the town, and 
warmly replied to from die French and British lines. 

Nov. 21 to 24. — Bombardment continued ; wenk 
on the part of the allies. Their Are did little dam- 
age, aud that little was constantly repaired. The 
allies mainly occupied in strengthening tljeir position 
against attack, and it) establishing new batteries, 
the Are of which has not yet .been opened. Men- 
schikoff reports that the English had attempted to 
establish themselves near the head of die dockyard, 
but were repulsed with loss. Further reinforcemeuts 
reached the allies. 

Nov. 25. — The Russians made a sortie, but wore 
repulsed by the English, who, in pursuing, look and 
retained nine guns which die Russians forgot to 
spike. Another account says two seveu-guu re- 
doubts. 

On the 26di, part of the garrison attacked the 
French lines, but retired wilh the loss of 230. The 
French lost 75. The defensive works of the En- 
glish, between the right of their line of nttack and 
Baiaklava, were nearly completed. 

Nov. 28. — The following despatch of this date is 
from Gen. Catirobert: “The rain has ceased, and 
the weather is improving. Our works trill now ex- 
hibit fresh activity. Our reinforcements continue to 
arrive. The enemy still shows no signs of activity, 
but continues to protect the town by repeated en- 
trenchments. It is stated that several hundred Rus- 
sian wagons, laden with provisions and ammunition, 
were overtaken by a snow storm and lost, and that 
at present there are only provisions in Sebastopol for 
fourteen weeks.” 


Pot the Luminary* 

Bn. Snow : — For near three weeks I have been 
confined at home by sickness, and am, in conse- 
quence, behind the times in the way of news. The 
first and second numbers of your paper have been 
received, and ore considered excellent specimens of 
typographical skill and editorial talent. It is just 
the kind of paper that is needed, and bids fair to be 
an able exponent of Mormon rights and liberties, of 
liberal principles and republican institutions. You 
say truly that our cause has loo long suffered the 
maledictions of its opponents without a medium of 
defeuse being established in the States, Misrepre- 
sentation, slander and abuse have been heaped upon 
those mire pul piuueoru who forced their way llirough 
the dangers of u new region, where hosts of savages 
pant for the lives of the pale face, and who have 
r . in o portion of ooa s 

fair earth where no other, community would have 
ventured. It is time the truth was told with regard 
to that loyal, patriotic and persecuted people. They 
have carried the stars and stripes to the highest alti- 
tude upon this continent, and there their cannon 
thunders the voice of American freedom. la. their 
stead the smoky wigwam and the yell of savages 
would have been all that ibis day could hate been 
discovered by the adveuturous mountaineer but for 
the’ unconquerable spirit aud energy of that noble 
baud of Mormon adherents. Have they suffered all 
this hardship, and done so much to extend the area 
of freedom to be paid by ingratitude, and ilentlys 
suffer their loftiest aims, their purest motives, and 
best desires for the good of our race, to be misrepre- 
sented and impugned ? No ; let the press be the 
“ fulcrum and lever ” that shall move our cause uud 
beat back the tide of lying slander which evil de- 
signers seek to roll upon the founders and people of 
the colony of Utah. They will soon be numerous 
enough to enter die galaxy of States and swell the 
number of stars upon the national banner. Let them 
come along with Oregon, New Mexico, Washing- 
ton, Minnesota and Nebraska. Open wide the gate 
for all the sons of freedom, even if we should have 
to annex Canada, Cuba, and the Sandwich Islands. 
That is the talk for liberal minds. 

Respectfully, L. O. LITTLEFIELD. 

Council Bluffs City, Dec. 12, 1854. 


made then remittances chiefly in October and Novem- 
ber, 4ud they would, moreover, readily recognize Mr. 
Kinliead. Why, then, in the face of these well 
known fajets, does suspicion leap over all diese ques- 
f)le characters to attuuh itself to the people of 


ques- 


tions; 

Salt £,aks ? Is it because the latter believg in Mor- 
inontmn ? , 

W.iietlijtfr there may he characters lurking about 
Salt -Lake capable of every species of crime, we sltall 
not ifitv stop to discuss ; but will only add that if so, 
the sooner such characters are pickled down in the 
Salt ^.akq the better ’twill be for them aud us too. 

Willing, 'however, to exonerate even the worst of 
men >from ill-founded suspicions, we feel disposed 
seriot^ily to question the soundness of the Agrarian’s 
reasons. . Among the principal reasons for believing 
that riliites were engaged in (lie attack, are the fatal 
precision of the rifle shots, and the fact that the slain 
were, not scalped. Now these are precisely the same 
reojKtis ufged one year ago, by the St. Louis Intel- 
ligent sr and other papers, for trying to fasten upon 
the Sermons the massacre of Capt. Gunnison and 
partly and not until the official returns of ltis fellow 
officer* were published, did these specious reasons 
find ( grave. . 

It,) customary, we admit, with Indians, in their 
warfr^ wilh each other, to bear off the scalp, but in 
all tUf whiten they have killed in Utah since its set- 
tiemft It, we have never heard of but one or two be- 
ing t^ilped. 

Tlfcire are also bands of Utalis, Snakes and Sioux 
who £*ve as good rifles and are as good shots as ore 
often -found among die whites. 


®*hgraj|tr fxjsptrbcs 


From the City Prow. 

ARRIVAL OF THE AMERICA. 

SEBASTOPOL NOT TAKEN. 

Highlands, Dec. 22—2 p. m. 

The mail steamer America, from Liverpdol on 
the 9th, hos arrived here, en route for Boston. 

Her advices are ten days later than those brobght 
by the Pacific, and though devoid of anything exci- 
ting from the seat of Avar, are of the utmost imjiort- 
ance, inasmuch as it states that most important ne- 
gotiations were in progress, and that Austria bad 
signed a treaty with England and France. 

Nothing of consequence has been done before Se- 
basiopol. 

The cotton market had lieen pretty active at the 
commencement, but fell off at the close. 

Flour declined one-eighth. Market quiet, 'and 
demand moderate at previous rates. Western Canal, 


Dt^tTH FROM Fright. — Mrs. Mack, a widow 
wom0 living near the comer of Pine and 16th sts., 
died | iuldenly a few nights ago, it is supposed from 
fright caused by the entrance of a burglar into her 
dwel|,og. Hearing him passing about through the 
house she beearne so much frightened that she 
screnl led and fainted. The burglar then fled, and 
sever* S neighbors arriving to the assistance, found 
her In tpless, and immediately summoned a physi- 
cian. I Nhe expired, however, in a few moments, 
from ( it excessive fright Caused by the presence of 
the btf^glat. 


LATE FROM CALIFORNIA; 

New York, December 26. — The steamship Geo. 
Law has arrived with California dates to the 12th. 
News unimportant. Miners were greatly in want 
of water. • ’ -• 

A wit of habeas corpus had! been issued for the 
Russian prisoners on bonrd the ship Sitka, at San 
Francisco. Markets dull. i . 

The news is generally unimportant. Seven hun- 
dred dollars of the treasure lost on the Yankee 
Blade liave been recovered by divere. An applica- 
tion was made to the Judge of the 12th district for a 
writ of habeas corpus to discharge the Russian pris- 
oners on board the the Sitka. The point insisted on 
by the counsel in making application seetned to be, 
that the prisoners could not be retained on board the 
Sitka, as she was a merchant vessel, and had come 
here from an eastern port. The Sitka was a Russian 
vessel, captured and brought to San Frtmoisco by 
her captors from the action of Petropaulorski, having 
remained a few days at Vancouver's Island. The 
first application created considerable excitement. — 
The writ was served by a deputy sheriff on an offi>- 
eer second in command of Ute Sitka. Eight prison- 
ers were to have been brought out on Monday, but 
oil Sunday, the 26th; She hoisted anchov, got under 
way, and left the harbor, probably for Vancouver. 

'Die mines continue to yield abundantly), and it is 
believed the yield wilt exceed that of nay previous 
year. An immense piece of gold was taken out by 
a company of five men in Caiaveros county, weigh- 
ing 160 1-2 pounds, and valued at $88,916. Plati- 


you will haye need for the oil of consolation and the 
gift of die Itoly spirit, to enable you to pass through 
the ordeal ; that you may not crumble nor break, but 
that you may endure as polished stones, and shine 
in the superstructure, the greatness and glory of 
which shall attract the attention and command the 
admiration of kings and emperors. So great shall 
be the magnificence of Zion, that they will be con- 
strained to bring their gold, silver and precious stones 
to beautify lier temples, courts and palaces. 

I wish you to feel happy and cheerful to-day 
which is tlto very opposite spirit to that which feigns 
in the religious and fashionable world , which is a spirit 
of restraint, bondage, and misery. To meet' in their 
several societies Would ho to me a perfect hell. ' ■> 

I want everything to be done here in a spirit of 
freedom and good feeling : the music and singing, 
and all that is done, tend to rejoice the heart, ani- 
mate the spirit, and happily ever person in this as- 
sembly. If there is anything contrary or opposed to 
tliis, 1 hope it will be overruled, restrained and ban- 
ished, tliat the spirit of peace may reign unintemipt- ' 
Amen. 


MARRIED— In this city on the 24th inst.,hy 
Elder Milo Andrus, Mr. William Brown, son of 
Hemy and Sarah Brown, late of Eugland, to Miss 
Misjus JBlanchard, daughter of James and Maria 
Blanchard, late of Ogbouni, St. George Wiltshire, 
EngfegfL . . ... , .. _ j 

In. cxunieoiiou with the above we beg leave to 
state tjfOt we were present and shared the festivities 
of thq^tecasion, and feel much pleasure in assuring 
the fril ads of Mr. aud Mrs. Brown dim everything 
was dffte up brown oil thut occasiou ; and we sin- 
cerely’: tope that the products of this union may be 
as nmtf irons and happy as were the guests. 


horizon. The arm of retribution is extended, and 
cannot be stayed;. 

That we ate an the eve of t> general revolution 
aud universal transition, is as plainly felt, as the sul- 
try, oppressive atmosphere that precedes the raging 
tempest. But what are the times and seasons? 
What is to be the result of the coming strife ? WiH 
it be fraught with good of evil ? To a world lying 
in darkness, sill is uncertainty and doubt. But to the 
saints of God, whose minds are enlightened by the 
spirit of truth; all is ns dear as the noon-day sun. 
They understand (hat the predictions of the proph- 
ets, relating; to this generation, are being ful- 
filled; The nations of the earth are ripe in iniquity 
— the fullness of the Gentiles has came in — an angel 
has descended from the courts of glory, restoring the 
long lost Holy Priesthood, and revealing the Book 
TJte inspired writers of this sacred 


41s| 6d.; straight Baltimore, 43s.a43s. 6d.; good 
Ohm, 44s.a45s.; wheat declined Id. Consols 93 1-2. 

The Collins steamer Atlantic arrived out on- the 
6th. 

The Sarah Sands sailed from Liverpool on the 
5th, and the Washington from Southampton on the 
6tl>. 

The latter had 100 passengers and a cargo valued 
at £800,000.4 

There is no news of importance from die seat of 
war. Frequent sorties are recorded, and the Rus- 
sians were generally repulsed without much loss on 
either side. The Allies were continually receiving 
reinforcements, and mainly engaged hi strengthen- 
ing their positions. 

The chief interest is centered in the negotiations, 
which had become complicated and of vast import- 
ance.! ; J.iiV 

A treaty of alliance between Austria, France and 


• Wqjl'JlsH. — The Io.va Capital Reporter has the 
followjjig savage paragraph : 

A gjtjat number of these animals are infesting the 
county;.!# Muscatine, cultivating acquaintances with 
hogs, *hteep, children, calves, in an exceedingly 
sociabfs degree of loosness. 


of Mormon, ij r ~' _ ' 

voltime, gazing into the mirror of eternal truth, :bave 
predicted the ivery events that are now transpiring 


ediy among 



SSSM 



ST. LOUIS LUMIN ARY— SATURDAY , DECEMBER 30, 1854. 


The songs, recitations, &c., were delivered in die 
following -order. Pennil us to say that oU went off 
most admirably, each person engaged acquitting 
himsr^f widi credit, and the fauiliug faces and tlie 
e nth O- in stio cheering told how fully the uuJilora ap- 
precta ed the efforts of the performers. 

Qw.jtette by Mrs. Hutahins and Howard, and 

Mcssri. Clegg and Hart. 

Cat )’s Soliloquy, by J- Barker. 

Shrg__v A nnghty man is Brigham Voting ; *' by 

J. H. Hart. 

Recitation. by Mrs. Brown. 

So*#—' " Here’s in Memory of Joseph ; ” by Geo. 
KnoyTdeu. 

Arnhem— - 1 The Earth is the Lord’s and the ful- 
ness thereof ; ” by the choir. 

Recitation — Cassius instigating Brums against 
4'iesat.i by S. J. Lees. 

Song •“ In Deseret we’re free.” By George 
Gardner. 

A 'marriage had been announced id < onie ofl at 
this >tage of the entertainment. Elder Andrus 
therefore 'arose and delivered a short address upon 
the institution of marriage, and solemnized die rour- 
rmgeV rtvo couple, which were patlwticaUy blessed 
by the President, arid enUiusiastioally clu-eted by the 
assembly. 

Elder Snow then blessed the congregation, when 
the' Sneering was adjourned lor fifteen minutes, du- 
ring which time the active waiterswere making pry- 
pa rations to serve up the tea. 

At half-past five o’clock the house was again 
called to order, and a blessing was usked by Elder 
SnoW. During the tea a general chit-chat was in- 
dulged. occasionally broken ity the melodious strains 
o! n)Ut ic fjrotn the melodion, by Mr. J, Seal. 

TJtH'b was not fewer than six hundred persons 
preserg. Notwithstanding this large number, thfere 
was mating to disturb and annoy during the day; 
hut evt'Ty countenance besjioke joy and satisfaction. 

The-mecting being called to order, a deputation 
from fte choir took advantage of the moment by ad- 
vuneinS to. the presidential seat, and presented Elder 
Erastus Snow a gold pen and pencil case, in lie hall 
o! ther'Wetlireu of the choir, as a Christmas present, 
intended as a slight expression ol good feeling, 
affection, and confidence. A document was read by 
the deputation expressive of the same, to which El- 
der Suww replied as follows : 

Dtx-i Brethren: Injustice to my own feelings, 
l beg to express to you,. and tltrough you to the choir 
- which you represent, my grateful acknowledgments 
of this loken of your confidence and esteem, which 
1 shall aver prize, not for its own intripsic value, but 
as u token of the spontaneous feelings of your hearts 
which jfjccumptuiy this pr, sentation. And l most 
heartily, jtjin in your prayer that I ray ever be ena- 
bled to-avield it in defense of truth and virtue, the 
uuivenril riglits of uian, and ol the kingdom ol God 
on the earth. 

Pojinii me further to say, thnt if my brethren of 
the choir, or the saints in general, have been blessed 
and benefiued by my labors in their midst — if I have 
taught diem correct principles of government, by 
which they have been strengthened in the Lord and 
encouraged to go forward in his service — I haw but 
fulfilled my duty, and to God alone lielougs the 
honor itiiti praise ; for it is through His spirit 1 have 
been enabled to do all I have done. 

My heart is full of blessings upon my brethren 
and siners of the choir; and I pray that they may 
mcreaje in proficiency in their holy ail, and with 
iheir holy strains of heavenly music make glad the 
hearts ol the Saints, angels, and. the Gods. Amen. 

Three sisters, acting as a deputation for the female 
portion of the choir, presented Elder Milo Andrus 
with a silver guard and gold senl. The lair deputa- 
tion, among other things, expressed then hope that 
the recipient might be guarded in the path of duty 
by thftSLord, and aided by the power of the Most 
High -fo guard tile interests of his people, and to 
bring : -to pass a great amount of good among the 
i lnldr-4i of tnen. v 

Kldr'r Andrus answered us follows: 1 receive this 
token 'cT friendship from my sisters ol the choir with 
a heai‘ full of gratitude towards them and my lieuv- 
eilly Eiftber ; and I sincerely and most heartily sub- 
scribe that portion of their address that expresses 
a hope that 1 may ever be a guardian of the interest 
and yyellare of tlie sisters as well os of the brethren. 

I repeat that which 1ms been already said, it 1 
ImVe accomplished any good among you foie ottribu- 
lable to, tlie Almighty, for of myself 1 tun nothing, 
and nan do noiliiiig; unto God, therefore, lar all 
hotior and glury. 

V our token of respect 1 will weaves long as 1 live ; 
and 1 hope that as it brightens by weurmg, my mind 
may .brighten by intelligence tor ever and ever. 
Auien. 

Toasts wore then read by S. J. Lera, from which 
we select tlie following : 

President Snow. When tlie winter is past, may 
the laird continue “Snow” in our midst. Allen T. 

■ Riley. 

Mho Andrus, President of the Stake. A cham- 
pion ol truth and defender of the faith. May his 
word be the word of the Lord, and his counsel an 
end of controversy. G. Gardner. 

Mormonistn. May it, like the air, run through 
and encircle the universe. S. J. Lees. 

The President of this Stake. May he drive it so 
deep, and pack the saints around it so close, that die 
combined forces of earth and hell may never pull it 
up. A. L. Siler. 

Piesident E. Snojv. Mild when tlie sunshine ol 
truth is on the countenances of the saints, but will 
come down with a storm of hail and “Snow” on the 
uamj-pressora of Israel. M. Andrews. 

< To.tliy King, the anniversary of whose birth-day 
we tkHnme morale. May He soon return to the earth 
undA-njoy with the merry Mormons, and all true 
heqrjad saints, a merry Christmas and a happy New 
Vo*/ 3- H. Hart. 

W die St. Louis asses bray, may a Snow-storm 
swil^;jf overtake and smother them. J. He Hart 
“Extravaganza; ” comic song by J. Swift and 
company. 

fSttag — •“ There’s quite a press in every Town ; 
by -fj*. Giles. # i 

Comjc Song — “ The Comical way to Heaven ; ’* 
by (J. Knowlden. 


Comic, b£r E. J. Clegg, Sen. 

Recitation — **SaUtrdny IJveniug Thought*! 

G. Giles. I 

Song — “jit will never do to give it tip so; by H. 
Morgan. 3 

“ The Lnmiimry ; " an original song, by J. S. 
Cantwell. 

Comic Sdng— “ Poor Old Maids;” by J. Clegg. 
Song— “Onward Brethren, let’s be gone by G. 
Knowlden. j 

Song — **5’m a Paint;” by J. H. Hart. 

Song and chorus, by Mrs. Hutchins and compaiiy. 
Song — “ jSon of Alknomak ; ” by C. Chard. 

Song — “The Merry Mormons; ” by E. Snow, 
Recitation — “ The days of tyranny and wrong are 
not lorecer ; ” Viy G. Knowlden. 

Anthem, by the choir. 

President! Snow then arose and said: 

Dear Brethren— Judgrag from my own feelings, 

I consider it wotdd he beta soon U> bring our meet- 
ing to a close. We have had p g<Ll time, and I am 
well satisfied with all the performances of the day. 
The members of the choir have acquitted themselves 
admirably to-day, and have added considerably to 
our entertainment ; the thanks of! the congregation 
are due them. , 

Perhaps We have here some over-fastidious per- 
sons, who are siill coated over with tlie superstitions 
of their fathers, who may think we have gone to ex- 
tremes in some of our entertainments, in a house 
dedicated to the Lord, and on Christmas day. In 
justice to my feelings and the performers, I ask such 
persous to point out anything in word or act that Ims 
been sinful before God or pure-minded people on 
earth or in heaven, that has been committed here to- 
day. If any have sinned in their thoughts, it is be- 
tween them nnd their God. I feel we have had an 
opportunity of being edified, instructed, cheered, 
comforted, and our souls made to rejoice together in 
all iunocency and purity before God and each other. 

I feel to say that we have rejoiced together this day 
in all purity of heart ns his faithful children. 

I have another subject I wish iny brethren and 
sisters to consider, that is, whether our recreations 
and amusements should not be considered a parl.of 
our religion, and opeued at all limes by prayer as 
our other religious services, that when we make 
merry in our hearts it may be unto the Lord. Is not 
this festival a part of our religioi»|, and should it not 
be dedicated unto our God, and lie guided and di- 
rected by His priesthood ? 

You will perceive that this day’s enjoyment lias 
been so arranged. It has been uijider the counsel of 
those over you in the Lord. Brethren and sisters 
you have our blessings. And I feel to call down the 
blessings of the Almighty upon this congregation 
and to say, go your way in peqce, let your souls 
magnify tin- Lord, lift up your heads and rejoice 
My heart is full of blessings towards you, bemuse 
you have listened to the commands of your brethren, 
und you have rationally and innocently enjoyed your- 
selves. 

In the valleys of the mountains we are trying all 
the time-to attain to a higher state of morality and 
purity, that the Lord may be sanctified in our hearts, 
in our merry makings, and on afl other ofcasions, 
being under the guidance and diijection of those set 
over ur> in the Lord. 

Permit .lie to say to all, both old and young, from 
this time forward in all your amusements, seek eouiv 
sel of those set over you, and eitht r they will preside 
over you themselves or appoint some one for that pur- 
pose who will tnke the oversight and charge, and he 
will see that nothing transpire tliaj would offend God 
or create in ill-feeling in the midst of the Saints. 
This is how wc do in the valley. Do you feel, dear 
brethren and sisters, that this is right ? and are you 
willing to follow in the same course ? You have the 
experience of this day: are you satisfied? I feel 
that you are. I will make a motion : I propose that 
we, the Saints in tins city, will in all our re'-UDions 
for amusement, first seek the advice, counsel and ap- 
probation of those over us, and receive them as 
Presidents on such occasions, or those whom they 
may send. The motion was seconded and carried 
unanimously. 

E. Snow continued:. I feel by this course you will 
retain the spirit of the Lord, and His blessing will 
:tbide upon you. 

There are a great many habit! and customs that 
we have been accustomed to from our childhood 
which our fathers have indulged n, which are alter 
the manner of the Gentiles; we wish to attain to 
something nobler. We do not di spise anything the 
Gentiles possess that is good, bu . we wish to sepa- 
rate ourselves from everything injjpure, and aspire to 
something that will dignify and exalt us in tlie king- 
dom of our God. 

If in the future auy of you get up a party, and in 
vile me there, I shall expect you have the npproba 
tion of those over you in the Lord, and that there is 
a man of God to preside there, who will know what 
is to come ofl’ before I go there. I do not want to 
be invited to a party without knowing who is to pre 
side, and what are to be the proceedings. 

May we grow stronger in faith, and may we live 
in union as children of God, is my prayer in the 
name of Jesus Christ. Ainen. 

Elder Andrus sxpressed his satisfaction with the 
proceedings of die day, and proposed a vote of thanks 
to the choir, also to Elder Harris, the marshal of the 
day. 

Elder Snow blessed the congregation, after which 
the Saints retired quietly to their homes, about half 
past 9 o'clock, 'having spent the day joyous to them 
selves, and in all things agreeable to the Lord and 
his servants. S. J. Lens, Reporter. 


An Earthquake. — The Exeter (N. H. ) News 
Letter states that at about one o’clock on Monday 
morning, a smart shock of an earthquake was expe 
rienced in that town. It says that “ the motion of 
the earth was quite perceptible, aud its action upon 
furniture and loose windows and doors, was anything 
but agreeable to weak nerves The noise attending 
was like that of the swift approach of a iieavy carri- 
age on frozen ground, but when the shock appeared 
to be immediately beneath, it was much heavier.— 
The Portsmouth Chronical states that the shock of the 
earthquake was also felt in that city, in Greenland, 
and other of the surrounding towns,” 


Teachings ol Joseph Smith. — Important Extracts 
from his History, commencing 27th Jane, 1849, 
Nattvoo, XU. 

At this time I taught the brethren at considerable 
length, on the following subjects : 

Faith eotaes by hearing the word of God thro’ 
the testimony of the servants of God ; that testimony 
» always attended by the Spirit of Prophecy and 
Revelation. 

Repentance is a thing tltnt cannot be trifled with 
etery day. Daily transgression and stailly repen- 
tance is not that which is pleasing in the sight of 
God. 

Baptism is a holy oidinance preparatory to the 
reception of the Holy Ghost ; it is the channel and 
kfey by which the Holy Ghost will be administer- 
ed. 

The gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of 
hands, cannot be received through the medium of 
any other principle than the principle of righteous- 
ness ; for if the proposals are not complied with, it is 
of no use, but withdraws. 

Tongues were given for the purpose of preaohing 
among those whose language is not understood, as 
on the day of Pentecost, etc.; and it is not necessary 
fqr tongues to be taught in the church particularly : 
for any tnan that has the Holy Ghost, can speak of 
the things of God in his own tongue as well as to 
speak in unother ; lor faith comes not by signs, but 
by hearing the word of God. 

The doctrine of the resurrection of the dead; and 
eternal judgment, are necessary to preach among 
the first principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Tlie doctrine of electiou — St. Paul exhorts us to 
make our calling and election sure. This is that 
sealing power spoken of by Paui in other places — 
(see Ephesians, 1st chapter, 13-14. verses) “ In 
whom ye also trusted that, after ye- heard the word 
of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also 
after thin ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy 
Spirit of promise which is die earnest of our inheri- 
tance until the redemption of the purchased posses- 
sion, unto the praise of his glory, that we may be 
sealed up to the day of redemption.” This principle 
ought (in its proper place) to be tuughi; for God 
hath not revealed anything to Joseph, but what he 
will make known unto the Twelve, and even the 
least saint may know all things as fast as he is able 
td bear them ; for the day must come when no man 
need say to his neighbor, know ye the Lord, for all 
shall know him ( who remain) from tlie least to the 
gretrte&t. How is this to lie done ? It is to be done 
by - this sealing power, and the other comforter spo- 1 
ken of, which will be manifest by revelation. There 
are two comforters spoken of. Ono is the Holy 
Ghost, the same as given on the day of Pentecost, 
and that all saints receive after laith, repentance, and 
baptism. The first comforter, or Holy Ghost, 1ms no 
other effect than pure intelligence. It is more pow- 
erful in expanding the mmd, enlightening the under- 
standing. and storing the intellect with present know- 
ledge, of a man who is the literal seed of Abrnlmm, 
than one that is a Gentile, though it may not have 
half as much visible effect upon the body; for as the 
Holy Ghost fails upon one of the literal seed of 
Abraham, it is calm and serene, and his whole soul 
and body are only exercised by the pure spirit of in- 
telligence: while tlie eft'ect of the Holy Ghost upon 
Gentile, is to purge out the old blood, and make 
him actually of the seed of Abraham. That man 
dun has none of the seed of Abraham, (naturally) 
must have a new creation by the Holy Ghost. In 
suph a case, there may be more of a powerful effect 
upon the body, and visible to the eye, than upon an 
Israelite, while the Israelite at first might be far be- 
fore the Gentile in pure intelligence. 

The oilier comforter spoken of, is a subject of 
great interest, and perhaps understood by few of this 
generation. After a person hath faith in Christ, re- 
p inn< of his sins, and it, baptized for the remission 
of his sins, and receives the Holy Ghost, (by the 
laying on of hands) which is die first comforter, (hen 
let him condnue to humble himself before God, hun- 
gering and thirsting after righteousness, and living 
by every word of God, trod the Lord will soon say 
unto him, Son, thou shall be exalted, etc. When 
die Lord has thoroughly proved him, and finds that 
the man is determined to serve him at all hazards, 
the man will find his calling and election made sure; 
then it will be his privilege to receive the other com- 
forter which the Lord hath promised the saints, as is 
recorded in the testimony of St. John, in the XIV 
chapter, from the 12th to the 27th verses. 

Note the 16, 17, IS, 21, 23, verses — (16th v.) 

“ Aud I will pray the Father, and he shall give you 
auolher comforter, dial he inay abide widi you- for- 
ever, (17)'even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world 
cannot receive lx- cause it seeth him not,' neither 
knowedi him; but ye know him, for he dwelleth 
with you, and shall be in you ; ( 18) I will not leave 
you comfortless; I will come to you. (21 ) He that 
hath my commandments aud keepeth diem, he it is 
that lovelh me ; and lie that lovedi me shall bo loved 
of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest 
myself to him. (23) If a man love me, he will keep 
my words, anti my Fatiier will love him, and we 
trill come unto liim aud make our abode widi him.” 

Now, what is this other comforter? It is no more 
or less than the Lord Jesus Christ himself; and this 
i$ the sum and substance of the whole matter — that 
When any man obtains this last comforter, he will 
liave the personage of Jesus Christ, to attend him, or 
appear unto him from time to time, nnd even he will 
manifest the Father unto him, and they will take 
up their abode with iron, and the visions of heaven 
will be opened unto him, and the Lord will teach 
him face to face, and he may have a perfect know- 
ledge of the mysteries of die kingdom of God ; and 
this is the stale and place the ancient saints arrived 
at, when diey had such glorious visions — Isaiah, 
Ezekiel, John upon the Isle of Patinos, St. Paul in 
the three heavens, and all the saints who congrega- 
ted with the general assembly and Church of the 
First Born, &c. 

Tlie Spirit of Revelation is in coiuiexion with 
these blessings. A persou may profit by ‘noticing 
the first intimations of the Spirit of Revelation ; for 
instance, when you feel pure intelligence unto you 
it may give you sudden strokes of ideas, that by no- 
doing it, you may find it fulfilled die same day, or 
soon ; (i. e.) those things that were presented unto 
your minds by the Spirit ol‘ God, will ctme to pass 
and thus by learning the Spirit of God and under- 


standing it, you may grow iuto the principle of Ret - 
elution, until you become perfect in Christ Jesus. 

An Evangelist is a Patriarch, even the oldest man 
of the blood of Joseph or of the seed of Abraltain. 
Wherever the Church of Christ is established in ft- 
earth, diere should be a Patriarch for the benefit ol 
die saints, as it was with Jacob in giving his patri- 
archal blessing unto iris sous. Sic. 


Instructions for the Twelve and Other*, July, 
2d, 1849. ■ 

Afternoon — went with the Twelve and some of 
die Seventies, who are about to proceed on their 
mission to Europe, and the nations of the earth, nnd 
the islands of the sea. 

The meeting was openedMiy singing triad prayer ; 
after which the Presidency proceeded to Bless two of 
die Twelve who had lately been ordained into that 
Quorum; namely, Witford Woodruff and George 
A. Smith, aud one of ihe Seventies, namely, Theo- 
dore Turley, after which blessings were also pro- 
nounced by them on die heatis of the wives of some 
of those about to go abroad. 

Tite meeting was then addressed by President 
Hyrum Smith, by way of advice to the Twelve, &£., 
chiefly concerning the nature of their mission; their 
pracdoing prudence and humility in their plans or 
subjects for preaching; the necessity of their not 
trifling widi their office, and of holding on strictly to 
the importance of their mission, and the audiority of 
the Priesthood. I then addressed diem nnd gave 
much instruction calculated to guard them against 
self-sufficiency, self-righteousness, and self-impor- 
tance ; touching upon many subjects valuable to ull 
who wish to walk humbly before the Lord, but espe- 
cially teaching them to observe charity, wisdom, 
and fellow feeling, with love one towards another in 
all diitigs, and under all circumstances, in substance 
as follows: 

Ever keep in exercise tho principle of tnercy, and 
be ready to forgive our brother on the firin intima- 
tions of repentance, and asking our forgiveness; and 
should we even forgive our brother, or even our ene- 
my, before they repent or ask for forgiveness, our 
Huavenly Father would be equally as merciful unto 
us. 

Again : Let the Twelve and all saints be willing 
to confess all their sins, and nttt keep back a part 
and let the Twelve be humble and not be exalted, 
and beware of pride, and not seek to excel one above 
another, but act for each other’s good, and pray for 
one and another, and honor our brother, or make 
honorable mention of his name, and npt backbite 
and devour our brother. Why will not man learn ■ 
wisdom by precept, at this late age of the world, 
when we have such a cloud of witnesses and exam- 
ples before us, and not be obliged by sad- experience 
everything we know ? Must the new ones that ore 
chosen to fill tlie places of those that are fallen, oj 
the Qotmun of die Twelve, begin to exalt them- 
selves, until they exalt themselves so high tlrnt they 
will soon tiunble over and have a great fall, aud go 
wallowing through the inud and mire and darkness, 
Judos like, to the bufferings of Satan, as several of 
the Quorum hope done, .or will they learn wisdom 
and be wise? (0, God ! give them wisdom, aud 
keep diem humble, I pray.) 

When the Twelve, or any other witnesses, stand 
before the congregations of the earth, and they 
preach in tlie power and demonstration of the Spirit 
of God, nnd the people are astonished and confound- 
ed at the doctrine, and say that a man haB preached 
a powerful discourse, a great sermon, then let that 
man, or those men, take care that they do not ascribe 
the glory unto themselves, but be careful that diey 
are bumble, and ascribe the praise and glory to God 
and the Lamb ; for it is by the power of the Holy 
Priesthood and Holy Ghost they have power thus to 
speak. What art thou, O man, but dust? — And 
from whom dost thou receive all power and all bless- 
ings, but from God ? 

Then, O ye Twelve! notice this key, and be wise, 
for Christ’s sake, and your own souls' sake. Ye are 
not sent out to be taught, but to teach. Let every 
word be seasoned with grace. Be vigilaut ; be sober. 
It is a day ef warning, and not of many works. Act 
honest before God and man. Beware of Gentile 
sophistry-; such as bowing and scraping unto 'men 
in whom ye have no confidence. Be honest, open, 
trod frank in all your intercrcouree with mankind. 

O, ye Twelve ! and all saints ! profit by this im- 
portant key — that in all your trials, troubles, temp- 
tations, afflictions, bonds, imprisonments and death ; 
see to it, that you do not betray Heaven ; that yon do 
not betray your brethren ; that you do not betray the 
Revelations of God : whether in the Bible, Book of 
Mormon, or Doctrine and Covenants, or any other 
that ever was or ever will be given and revealed 
unto tnan in this work! or that which is to come. — 
Yea, in all your kicking and floundering, see to it 
that you do not this thing, lest innocent blood be 
found in your skirts, and you go down to hell. All 
other sins arc not to be compared to sinning against 
the Holy Ghost, and proving u traitor to thy brethren. 

I will give one of the keys of the mysteries of the 
kingdom. It is an eternal principle, that has exist- 
ed with God from all eternity : — That man who rises 
up to condemn others, finding fault with the Church 
saying that they are out of the way while he himself 
is righteous, then know assuredly that that man is in 
the high road to apostacy; and if he does not 
repent, will apostatize as God lives. The principle 
is as correct as tlie one that Jesus put forth in saying 
that he who seekelh a sign is an adulterous person ; 
and the priciple is eternal, undeviating, and firm as 
the pillars of heaven ; for whenever you see a man 
seeking after a sign, you may s<t it down that he is 
an adulterous man. 


POSTMASTER GENERAL'S REPORT. 

We give this morning the annual report of the 
Postmaster General. It is a long, ably and care- 
fully prepared document, aud cannot fail to excite u 
feeling of admiration, if not surprise, at its clear ex- 
hibit of ita successful workings of a postal system 
without a parallel in the world for simplicity and ex- 
tent. For the convenience of the render, we muke 
up the following abstract : 

There are 23,548 postoffices in the United States ; 
tlie atuiunl compensation of 257 of which amount 1o 
#1,000 and upwnrds. During the Inst year 1,842 
offices were established, and 614 discontinued. 
Number of postmasters appointed during the same 
time, 8,618. Removals, 1,977. Number of mail 
routes, 6,697. Number of mail contractors, 5,167. 
Total annual transportation of mails, 68,387,005 
miles, at a cost of #3,630,676 ; thus, 21,287,604 
miles by modes not specified, at 5 ceufs per mile ; 
20,890,430 miles by coach, at 6 cents per mile; 15,- 
433,389 miles by railroad, al 12 cents 4 mills pet 
mile ; 6,795,493 miles by steamboat, at 8 cents 4 
mills per mile. Increase in the transportation dur- 
ing the |H»st year, 2 1-2 per cent. 

Tlie expenditures of the department during the 
past year were #8,577,424.12, and rite revenue #6,- 

955. 586.28. To tlie former must be added #133,- 
493.33, balances due foreign offices, which jpould 
leave the total deficiency for ,the year 1854 nt #1,- 

755.321.28. The deficiency lor the year 1853 was 
#2,117,078.20 — leaving a difference in favor ol 
18(53 of #861, 756. The increase in the Revenue of 
1854, compared with thy revenue of 1863, is #970,- 
399.49— qr about 19 per cent. 

Owing to causes not within the control of the de- 
partment, the expenses of the current year will 
greatly exceed those ot the past year. 1 hey are es- 
timated at #9,841,921.33. This increase will be 
owing to the additional compensation of postmasters 
aud the enhanced prices demanded by contractors at 
tho last lettings. 

A uniform plan of registration io warmly recom- 
mended as an additional protection for the safe de- 
livery of hitters of value, rite want of such a safe- 
guard bus loug been felt ; aud as the cost ol its 
luaintainance will fall directly upon those who will 
cheerfully bear the expense, we see no good reason 
why it should not be incorporated into our postal sys- 
tem us one of its principal features. 

During tlie three yeurs commencing July 1, 1861, 
85,707,022.03 postage stamps aud stamped envelopes 
have been issued by the department, of uffiioli #6,- 
092,301 were sold. 

For die last year tho cost ol the service on the va- 
rious United States mail steamship lines and across 
tlie isthmus, was us follows: Collins line, twenty-six 
round trips, #58,000; New York and Bremen, eleven 
round trips, #183,333.26 ; New York and Havre, 
eleven round trips, #137,500 ; Astoria and Panama, 
via San Francisco, twenty-four round trips, #348,- 1 

250; New York and New c rleans to Aspinwall, 
#298,000r, Charleston and Havana, #50,000 ; New 
Orleans to Vera Cruz, twenty-four round trips, #37,- 
000; Aspinwall to Panama, #119,727. Total #2,- _ 

023,010.29. 

The service performed by the several lines of ocean 
mail steamships is treated nt lftrge. The Postmaster 
General ie of opiuiou that the compensation now re- 
ceived is too large, and dial die present system is 
calculated to drive oil' private competition. He also 
states that the Nicaragua company have offered to 
carry a weekly mail between New York and Cali- 
fornia for the sum of #600,000 per an uuin, which he 
thinks is the highest rate of pay which ought to be 
demanded. The cost this year for a seini-mouthly 
mail, by die isthmus route, is #757,977.60. 

Arrangements liaye been made with the Australia 
line of monthly packets to convey mails regularly 
between New York and Australia. The rates on 
all outgoing tuauer have been fixed at five cents a 
a letter, two cents each for newspapers, and one cent 
an ounce for pamphlets and magazines. The rates 
embrace both the United States inland and sea post- 


New Copper Coin. — The new one cent pieces 
will be issued from the Mint in the course of a few 
days. They are considerably smaller than die old 
one cent pieces, and form a really beautiful copper 
coin. On one side ia the head of Liberty, and the 
thirteen stars being omitted, the surface ia plain and 
polished. The reverse is the same design os the old 
cent, but brighter and much more finished. There 
is a certain amount of alloy mixed with, the copper, 
and the perfection of die die gives to the coin a fin- 
ish and elegance that has never heretofore been at- 
tained in our copper coinage. The new coin will be 
universally welcomed as a needed and creditable im- 
provement — ^Phila, Pennsylvanian, 13th. , r ; 


age. ./ 

The appendix which accompanies the report con- 
tains a vast amount of useful information, which will 
repay die trouble of a careful perusal. — [Washington 
Union. 

A Bad Case.— A Racine Maniac from Spiritualism 

A commission de. hmatico inquirendo was institu- , j 
ted at the Nelson House, in this village, on Tuesday 
lost, which resulted in finding Nathan Nathanson, 
a German pedlar of jewelry, insane. 

It appears thnt, about three weeks ago, he became 
acquainted with some persons in Fairfield who are 
believers in the spirit-rapping delusion, nnd practiced 
as media. Nathanson witnessed the phenomena of 
table moving and communications from the dead- 
affecting to deride it aft; in the evening he was ob- 
served to be considerbly agitated. He spent the 
night in die house. Before the morning he aroused 
the family by cries for help, and exhibited a very ** 
strong nervous excitement 

From dial time he wus possessed with the idea 
that he was a medium — that his arms and hands 
were moved by supernatural influence — and in three 
weeks he becatne a raving maniac, his business 
prospects, which were flattering, destroyed ; his 
learnings, which amount to a considerable suml about 
to be expended for his support and recovery, and 
himself doomed, possibly, to die sad life of a con- 
firmed lunatic: — [Mohawk Courier, Dec. 14. 

; — 

Missouri Leoislztue. -*r-The Renata was or- 
ganized on Monday lost — the Lieut. Governor pre- 
siding ; W. D. McCracken Secretary, Mr. Vanove^ ^ 
Assistant; H. H- Baber Engrossing Clerk; Faria 
Pipkin Enrolling Clerk. 

The House met and proceeded to ballot for Speak- 
er; three candidates being pul; in nomination — New- 
ltrod, Whig, Barrett, Benton Democrat, Acock, Anti. 

-Qu the sixth ballot Newlaud was elected, receiv- 
ing 64 votes— 20 Benton men voting for him. F. 

Blair was die first to secede. 

Previous to the nomination of officers, the Whigs 
held a caucus, and adopted u resolution that they 
would not vote for any opponent of the Nebraska 
Bill. 

It is said that the Know Knothiugs are increasing 
rapidly at Jefferaop City, and it is thought that'** 
majority of die. members belong to the order. 
believed dial when fully organized, they will act ih 
a body, independent of all othbr parties— the distino-- 
lions qf whigs aud democrats being repudiated. 


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’CLEAN'S YOLCAXtr OIL JUTtO-WENT W truly 9 cehrtvj. 
. tod n-oMilyjr’MKt baa done mop: (o alleviate buumu.aiiiftriHK Unp 


ecus wiRof God. Wicked men should not be al-* 
lowed more than one wife, if- that, far one is more 
than they deserve. '^v«i ■ : ::H <• • > >, u'/A ;ii 

“ In connection with these principles, the seducer 
and adulterer should receive the penalty of death, 
and the female decoyed, drugged, or forced far im- 
pure or illegal intercourse should be pitied and treat- 
ed as innocent. These principles ore engraved in 
the heart? of the Latter-day Saints. Did such prin- 
ciples prevail in Turkey, it would be foremost in the 
rank of nations. 

*' What is (waned *tbe great am oi great cities,’ but 
which nevertheless extends its torturous windings 
and labyrinlhal ramifications into every nook and- 
corner ofciyilization, has long been a most perplex- 
ing social problem, and permit me to say, that preach- 
ers may anathematize, statesmen may proscribe, ed- 
itors may Stigmatise, orators may denunciate, and 
the rabble may madly join in the chorus, but the 
principles held by the Latter-day Saints must reign 
triumphant jen the hearts of the people, or at least in 
the hearts of those who make and those who' execute 
the law, before the loathsome plague-spot of whore- 
dom, adultery and illegitimacy is banished from the 
land, or a pure moral air is breathed. 

“ Setting aside the hourly perpetrated enormities 
of ‘illegal intercourse’ in this and other Christian 
lands, when the undue frequency of even * legal in- 
tercourse ’ among monogamists is considered, surely 
nothing can be urged from their platform against the 
system of Latter-day Saints. Is it not a fact that 
thousands of civilized and Christian monogamists, 
lawfully married, live in a far more impure state 
than a polygamist possibly can ? Yea, do not many 
conscientious mouoguinists descend where a consci- 
entious polygamist is unable — to a condition below 
that of the beasts of the field ? 

“As far as the female (especially) is concerned, 
then, hpw in the name of common sense can polyga- 
my be more ‘ disgusting,’ 1 abominable,’ 1 horrible to 
think of,’ ; irredeemably degrading ’ and ‘ atrocious’ 
than monogamy is, taking the Latter-day Saints and 
civilization as the respective exponents of the two 
systems ? 

“ I have scarcely entered on the threshhold of die 
subject, but lest I trespass on your space, I forbear 
further extending my remarks. 

“ I am yours, Stc., JOHN JAQUES.’’ 


MUSIC AT HOME ! 

Music serves to make home pleasant, by eugagiug 
many of its inmates in a delightful recreation, anti 
tints dispelling the sourness and glqom. which fre- 
quently arrises from petty disputes, from mortified 
vanity, from discontent and eu,vy. It prevents for 
the time t” least, evil thoughts and evil speaking, and 
tends to relieve the minds of both performers und 
bearers from the depressing effects of care and mel- 
ancholy. Young people need and willjiave amuse- 
ments. If innocent and iinprovmg amusements be 
not provided at home, they seek it elsewhere. If 
they find places more agreeable to them than home, 
that home will be deserted; and thus rite gentle and 
holy influences wluoh ought to encircle the family 
fireside, will be in a great measure lopt. 

For surely, melody from heaven was sent, 

To cheer the heart when tired of human strife; 

To soothe the Wayward heart, by sorrow rent, 

And soften down the rugged road of life.” 


| j - : - • LAKE CITY. - cXh v 

| | ;; •>- Ut*ah Count?, Oct. 18, ’64. 

Mr. Editor . — A few words by die wav of keep- 
ing you posted up respecting our settlements, may 
not ibe uninteresting. Concerning our plage, better 
known as American Fork, we are gelling along 
very well, having no trouble from the Indians, not- 
withstanding our close proximity to, the spot where 


tar Ihr I.uuunpry. 


J ., ftV 40i*PU fiUUrdOft. j,.. 

We'rsatl a»ik» whaw’er we meet, 
i Although each face be quite uuknown ; 

As triends we can each other greet — 

We claim each other as our own. 

I The hauds firm shake, the kindly smite. 

The moHow, genial words thot flow, 

That pleasing something in our style. 

What is if? Ah, the Mormons know, 

Some blest are termed for having wealth, 
i And some are envied foe their lore ; 

Give me kind frionds and ample health, 

Thon blame me if I ask for more.- 
t When sickness, poverty, and death, 

1 At us thetr angry arrows stfnd, 

, What cheers onr souls with hope and faith ? 
The voice and kindness of a friend. 

! Then while we live let pure good will 
Play In the bosom of cactr one, 

And in our acts be watchful still, 
i Each evil thought and deed to shun. 
yAnd may our friendship greater grow — 
v Such friendship as shall have no end ; 

And soon ’twill be where’er wc go 
We’ll meet a brother and o friend. 

. Lovja Nov. 10th, lSi-h 


the tremendous battle between the Snakes and U tails, 

^ A— .1 1 • _ 1 . i i t i 


recorded in a late number of the News, took place, 
which, by the hy, as I am on the subject of war, re- 
minds me very much of the Russian war, especially 
the tremendous efforts made by England and France 
— quite a hullabaloo, but nobody hurt. 

Oar airy wall is progressing. 


We had excellent 
crops of wheat, bat oats and com were severely in- 
jured by grasshoppers. Potatoes will be passable. 
We have secured in this fort about 300 tons of hay. 
I know of no one crazy concerning merchandise — all 
believing there will be plenty in market. 

We are building a tithing store honse, IS by 22, 
with a good cellar, and intend having it finished this 
season. We hold our meetings regularly three 
timesa week. The Seventies are organized under 


FALL AND WINTER DRY GOODS. 

; , TO BE SOLD SOB CASH, 

AT VERY LOW PRICES, 

OUK IMMENSE STOCK OF GOOD*, 

At No. 142 'nurd Street, 

Preparatory to elating the Store. 

KGBKRT A CRANK. 

OK. Uj’Sd. : r t g **- 


Americans in the Holt LanH. — A bout two 
years ago, eight American Christians conceived and 
carried out the novel idea of planting an American 
colony in the Holy Land. They first located near 
Jerusalem, hut subsequently removed to a place near 
Joppa, in the plains of sharon. Here they devoted 
themselves to the arts of agriculture, and to the culti- 
vation of friendly relations with the Arabs ; procured 
agricultural implements, and now in their letters 
home they give the most glowing and attractive de- 
scriptions of the fertility of the soil. They are able 
to raise three crops in the year — two in sununer, by 
means of irrigation, and one in winter, when they 
have the aid of the winter rains. The crops grow 
luxuriantly, and more abundantly than in the United 
States, and nearly every kind of vegetable and gram 
raised in this country, can be procured at Palestine. 


A olcoo om tho retail btulnees, or | wlah to mm nil my mo at Into Un 
wholesale trade, which I have establish, at on Urn Urn comor <fi Mato niw 
Washington Av*noc. 

(jfrnAt Bftfftatns may looked Xor, in doting out my heavy Rock. 
Call nod examine now. 

I* I* W„ HOIT. 

Nov. 26, >64. • P Tn»-J 


ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUNDRY 


BIT OOUVgRNEUR MORRIS. 

’Tit he who every thought, nnd deed 
By rule of virtue moves ; 

Whose generous tongue disdains to speak 
The thing his heart disproves. 

Who never did a slander forge, 

His neighbor’s fams to wound ; 

Nor hearken to n false report 
By malice whispered round 

Who vice in all its pomp and power 
Can treat with just neglect ; 

And piety, though clothed In rags, 
Religiously respect. 

Who to his plighted word aad trust 
,Hns very firmly stood ; 

And though he promise to hit loss, 

He makes hts promise good 

Whose soul In usury disdains 
His treasure to employ ; 

Whom no rewards can ever bribe 
i The guiltless to destroy . 


LAMB AND LAZY 

A TABLE. 

Two beggars, Lame and Lazy, were in want of 
bread. One leaned on his crutch, the other reclined 
on his couch. 

Lame called on Charity, and humbly asked for a 
cracker. Instead of a cracker he received a loaf. 

Lazy , seeing the gift of Charity, exclaimed, “What, 
ask a cracker and receive a loaf? Well, I will ask 
for a loaf,” 

Lazy now applied to C’ha 
of bread. 

“ Y our demanding a loaf 
you are a loafer. You are 
ter who ask and receive not 

Lazy, who always found fault, and had rather 
whine than work, complained of ill treatment^ and 
even accused Charity of a breach of an exceeding 


Dancer or Idleness. — I t Is no overstatement to 
say, that other tilings being equal, the man who has 
the greatest amount of intellectual resources is in the 
least danger from inferior temptation? ; if for no oth- 
er reason, because he lias fewer idle moments. The 
ruin of most men dates from some vacant hour. 
Occupation is the armor of the soul, and the train of 
idleness is borne up by all the vices. I reinembev a 
satirical poem, in which the Devil is; represented ns 
fishing for men, and adapting his baits to the taste 
and temperament of his prey, but the idler, he said, 
pleased him most, because lie bit the naked hook. 
— [Geo. S, Hillard's Mercantile Library Address. 


called for a loaf 


Comparison between Christian Monogamists and 
Turkish Polygamists. 

At a meeting of the New York Bibb; Society, on 
the 27th instant, the Hon. G. P. Marsh, fote United 
States Minister at Constantinople, made the follow- 
ing remarks : 

The chairman next called on George P. Marsh, 
late American Minister at Constantinople, whose ad- 
dress was listened to with the closest interest. He 
said that he would attempt no oraiorial effort — that 
his remarks would tend to illustrate the social and 
moral position of Turkey. The countries styled the 
Levant were inhabited chiefly by Mussulmans, some 
Jews, and by Christians of the Greek and American 
sects. All of them stand equally m need of the 
Bible. There are no legal, but there are practical 
obstacles to the circulation of the Bible among the 
latter classes. It was carious to compare the moral 
status of the Mohammedan with that of the profess- 
edly Christian population. 

The Mussulman is better than his false religion, 
the Asiatic Christian is worse than hut corrupted 
creed. The former'' is in practice respectable, the 
latter vicious. There is a difference in the character 
of the races— the one has preserved entire the purity 
of his faith, the other lias corrupted it. As to the 
Mussulman, the more we examine the subject the 


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No. 171 N. E. Corner of Market amt Tlh Street, 

ST. LOUIS, MO. 

:* JAiWUES TURNER 

/■revs eoii'Uiully for .s»le, Bread, Gradient ol ell kinds, Cake*, Oin 
k dlej, ,'ontteti, Ale, Toner, Soils, Tobacco, Cigars, Stc. 


A MORMONITB’S PLEA FOR POLYGAMY 

• ' We have much pleasure in submitting to our read- 
ers the following pithy letter, from the pen of Elder 
Jacques, to the editor of the Atlas, and published in 
that paper of Nov. 4, under the above caption : 

■‘To the Editor or the Atlas : 

“ Sir — t trust you will be sufficiently liberal to al- 
,low me to offer a few remarks npon your leader re- 
lating to the ‘Momionites,’ and published in die 
Allas of Oct. 28. Lest 1 tresspass too much on your 
space, I will only speak of one portion of your article — 
that relating to the Latter-day Saints’ system of plu- 
rality of wives, 

' , “ You designate this system ‘ disgusting,’ ‘ abom- 
inable, 1 ‘ horrible to think of,’ ‘ irredeemably degrad- 
mgf' and atrocious.’ The Latter-day Saints are 
‘wretched dupes,’ and their system panders to the ‘li- 
centious passions of wicked men.’ Thjs may be 
your opinion, and your denunciations may be very 
popular, yet I must be allowed to deny, point blank. 
il?e justice and truth of yonr statements. But I do 
not wish to be misunderstood here. Polygamy, ob- 
served according to the law of Gsd, is productive of 
.the greutest amount of social benefit and happiness, 
ihlivjdually and nationally. It opens the way for 
alf men and women to fulfill the purpose of their 
creation, whilst monogamy tends to restrict them. 
But polygamy, when perverted, is truly a fearful in- 
strument of licentiousness, and individual and na- 
tional degradation and ruin. Astonishingly 


ANECDOTE OF MR. CHOATE. 

At the trial of the salvage case of the bark Mis- 
souri, at Boston, last week, the ease in which part of 
thy cargo was emliezzled by the masters of the two 
vessels on the coast of Sumatra, one of the masters 
W4S examined as jt witness, anil disclosed ike plan 
of j embezzlement, and suited the inducements tlmt 
wyre offered to him by the oilier muster. He said 
that he objected at first, and told his comrade they 
would be found out and convicted, but was overborne 
by the assurance given him. Mr. Choate cross-ex- 
amined him strictly and particularly as to what tile 
inducements and assurances were. The witness had 
the appearance of holding hack a HUle, but «t last 
Iib said: “ Well, Sir, he fold me that if we were 
found out, he could get Mr. Choate to defend us, and 
hej would get us off if we were caught with ike money 
■in our boots." It was not five minutes nor ten min- 
utes that it required to bring the audience back to 
sober countenance, 


• i DR. WHITE, 

U1SCOVKHKR OF TUB 

SYMPTOM A TRlTINORIC SYSTEM, 
Foi Diagonlalng all Diseases of the Chest and 
Lungs, 

May. It* CetimiMed dully nt hia Oafiicc, No. till PINE S«., 
bfluvpn Ith Jc 6 tli| from 2 to 5 P. M. 

Acc.mltiifc to vroli authenticate tOaUfilleal repojtoy one out of every 
slx ol all the deaths that occur In K^ropc or America; are from dliraaea 
of the lungK alone. * 

Judging trout the above data, there are at the imtoni time «rtlhJu tba 
city of 8 t. Lout*, n» lea*!. 

iFIFTRF.N THOUSAND 

Individual* who have dNeaxei Heated upon tholr lung*. It U equally tru« 
th»t the M«ilchl Pivievdotij without exception, arc uuablr totMeci udl»- 
cttHF upon ih&m organ* In aeaaon to t&Tcct a radical cuus } and thin b» Urn 
reason why that cFaw ol dlswcH bav»* proved to unlvcrtaUy fatal. And 
hence (his new dlwrrery offcr* tho <h \ Ij mean* extant for dit.cting pul- 
tnohxry dKcw* in their incipient Hage*, or In time tooinxt aruru In «v* 
tty, cnee, to ill! probability, U ,000 out of Iheabove number tnayeacupea 
priyuaturu ku»vc, by at on*x* avalllua themaelve* of the bencdti uf «hl» 
important dUcovcry. 

P.-ut uu- uud (JuArdUnhah iuld tuUml' every member oi their families 
to an ImniHlhito examination by tills New Synlrm If they would avoid, 
a rNponsibllitydcMrablotb none hut luihMK. They ahould not tupex any 
pecuniary consideration Ui delur them froth TOdplng UA benefit* if they 
would protect those committed to their charge from ooc of tho moot (a- 
tai dhratcM that exist* upon thin continent. If they rolyttpoii Utclr ffttn- 
hy- , physician to apprise them 9 / Unj. existence of l hi* Urepdlul dlwt*ac> 
depend upon it, not one cuxi? out ot a hnndivd will cverirco var. Deads 
of famlUca, arc you prepared to otfer tho*o committed to your r«pon*lWa 
charge a sacrifice to projodh^i when-thea* lnconfroverfahlu factfl aro be- 
fore youV If so, tho re*pbn»ibUlty roaUt entirely with you. 

1 C ifii n i. 


A Fire and its Moral. — Recently a fire broke 
oqt on 3d street, near Washington avenue, but was 
extinguished by the St. Louis boys bofore any very 
material damage was sustained. 

After the flames were subdued, n fine gold ring 
was picked up by one of the firemen, who, approach- 
ing a woman of the house, asked her if the article 
of jewelry belonged to her, to which she replied, ta- 
kibg the ring, “the Lord have mercy, Firemen is 
honest ! ” 


CORINTHIAN MELODY. 

Music “HARK I" 

Hii' Hat was on -'bln ho*d, 

Tbo;pa*»lug crowd admit* d; 

A trhfaperinfi makton Mild— 

I », . ’. See how that man’s attired I 

What beauty In* hi* walat, ~ 
flow umtchlcxa hb cravat; 

And then how much he’s graced 
H Wtih that rcsplcndant Hat I 

!i« turned him irom tho throng, 

A* he loft Corinthian Hall ; 

But os he moves along, 

On him all gihnecH fall. 

Cried one — “Not heaven’s clear blu», 

With starry ntdianco set, 

Appeore more fair to view 
Than yonder Ittttrou* JetP’ 

Its fame by all was raised j 
Hit bosom swells with pride ; 

While (her admiring gazed. 

He raiwd bl* voice aud cried — 

R Friend*, would you have my Jey, 

And win :.n equal fame, 

Your Hnta on Bropdway bny^ 

There's a few more left— the same.” 

THE GREAT NATIONAL HAT STORE, 

fi@TOF CORINTHIAN HALL, 

. 907 BROADWAY, 

f ESTABLISHED 6TH MARCH, 1849, 
roa THE SALE OF 

FINE ST. LOUIS MADE DRESS HAT8. 

FOR $4 EACH! 


als of the Old Testament as of divine authenticity 
aud promulgation. Mr. Marsh recited at great 
length the “(call to prayer,” a sort of sermon uttered 
by die muezzins from the minarets of the Moham- 
medan mosqpe, as furnishing an excellent epitome 
of Mohaniniedau theology, aud an equally good illus- 
tration of orthodox Judiasm. With the exception 
“and Mohammed is his prophet,” it might pass. He 
argued that though the ceremonial observances are 
different yet there is an absolute coincidence in all 
essential theological positions. There is one partic- 
ular in which the Mohammedan goes beyond even 
some classes of Christians, namely, in the entire and 
absolute acquiescence of mind in God’s supposed de- 
crees. ^he word Moslem signifies resignation, and 
in like manner Islam imports submission. J 


accu- 
rate results, and works of surpassing artistic beauty, 

• are often accomplished by machinery of extreme del- 
icacy, great complexity, and peculiar susceptibility of 
injury- So with polygamy- It is a most delicate 
add complex innstrument, peculiarly susceptible of 
abuse, but accomplishing the most satisfactory, bene- 
ficial; and ennobling results when righteously used. 
Tffe keener the instrument, die deeper it cuts for 
gootj or evil, according to its handling. Polygamy 
is s' ! keen, a mighty instrument for good or evil, as 
the righteousness or wickedness has the handling of 
jL . But are we all to become Nazarites because a 
well-set razor may be put to a fatal use ? Or are we 
to travel, in the latter half of the nineteenth century, 
by pack-horses aud rumbling stage- wagons, be- 
cause of railway accidents ? I trow not. We can- 
not become such ‘ old logics.’ Neither are the con- 
tractod Romish principles of monogamy to hinder the 
pons of progress in tiie great work of social reforma- 
tion and regeneration. 

“ Defenders of monogamy endeavor to draw a fa- 
vorite argument against polygamy from the history 
of the Turks and other Eastern people who marry 
more 'than one wife But this argument only proves 
Offiat T contend for — that the plurality system, if 
•bused, degrades and ruins the nation. We may 
with as good grace say that the Christian religion 
was. defective, because Christendom is split up into 
five hundred jarring sects; or that the republican 
tfmstitiition of the the United States is injjpiv- ’ 
lfaerty, because its principles wars •* to 

foot when the Lattex-dav <■ * sampled under 

irom Mrssouri -* jamts were exterminated 

, „r banished from Nauvoo, or when 
\ r u arntth was shot at Carthage under tliis sen- 
tenC8 _«Tho law won’t reach him, but powder and 
Aall shall.’ The Turks no more live in the true spirit 
of righteous polygamy than do the snarling sects of 
Christendom in the true spirit of Christ, or than did 
the Missouri and Illinois mobs in the true spirit of 
the constitution of the United States. 

F ,f jPor the benefit of yourself and readers, I will 
V4» a few points wherein polygamy may be abused 
oy fa* Turks: No man should marry two or more 
Wives without the express sanction of the Almighty, 
jhrough the Prophet and President of His Church on 
Wth (Brigham Young, at the present time). No 
ij&ttn should marry a woman unless her affections be 
i*et upon him, and it be her desire to be joined to 
him, in marriage. No man should marry for himself 
a woman who is legally married or engaged to an- 
other man- Every man should love his wives as his 
*** Mb to# “to mow th*n ho fores to do tho nfhh 

WTH 


Arsenic-Eaters.— The Styrinu peasants eat 
arsenic as the Chinese eat opium. They eat it for 
two specific purposed — to acquire plumpness and 
freshness of complexion, and to improve their ‘wind,’ 
so as to enable them to climb long, steep mountains 
without difficulty of breathing. And, strange to 


A little girl named Comery, of Lowell, Mass., a 
sister of one of the carriers of the News, a day or 
two since, found a check on (he Atlas Bonk of Bos- 
ton for $7,500, which she returned to the owner. He 
made her a present of a “ thank’ee ! ” — and that was 


When we record onr angry feelings, Jet it be on 
the snow, that the first beam of sunshine may oblit- 
erate them forever. 


Mr. S. A. Gillett, banker, Portsmouth, Ohio, 
waa recently robbed at Cresline, of $5,480, which 
he had in a carpet bag. He had on his person 820,- 
000, including that contained in the carpet bag. — 
Mr. G. stood alone near the cars, with die carpet bag 
between his feet, when he was attacked by two vil- 
lains. One of them struck at him, and in attempt- 
ing to ward off the blow, he received a slight cut in 
the arm from a bowie-knife, in die hands of die rob- 
ber. The other scoundrel seized the carpet bag, and 
both disappeared in the dark. 


FOB A 

LU8TROU8, STYLISH, AND DURABLE SUPER 
- - , DRESS HAT, 

QO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

FOE A 

| FUR, PLUSH, OR COTTON CAP, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

FOR A 

FUR OR WOOL SOFT FELT HAT, 

QO TO CORINTIAN HALL! 

FOR AN 

INFANT’S FASHIONABLE FANCY HAT, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL ! 

297 Broadway ; 

J tGSTBlG fIJT.™ 

Nor. IS, ’54. [lu. 


TEA 1 TEA ! ! TEA ! ! ! 

VAN, THE TEA RAN! 

RETAIL DEALER, 

CORNER OF FOCaiq AND GREEN STREETS. 


FOR THE WEST. 

E migrants tor the won «in fifiu it to uwtr totomt to can <» 

ALMA ROLLER twiwwn Tenth and Eleventh street,, on Frenk- 
llp uremic, before cngagltig thetr waxons elCcwhete, u lie It preiarrU 
to fumUh Wagons pm up In the bett ttyle, end out ot the beat materiel. 
Wn,t out made at tho tente thop have been uted for tho past three rotrt 
by the Western csnlurauon amt |lrcti general satisfaction. 

St. Loutl, Mo., Dec. U, 180-1. flt'tj 


Ms. Cornelius Vanderbilt intends, it is said, 
to have six or eight large steamships built, to ply be- 
tween New York and Liverpool and Havre. Two 
ore to be ready for die’ sea in die coming spring. 


REROYAE. 


tR ANC1S LEPF.RE has removed bit store from No. 81 Frankltn ore- 
true, to tho pmnlsos formerly occupied by him, sonth-ct.«t comer ol 
tenth and Franklin aventio. 


GALLAGHER & CO 


A CARD. 

r IE Sobecriber, thankful for tho very liberal patronage bettowed 
upon him during the past year, would say to hts patrons and ft.o 
public generally, that he will spare no pains to render tatufacticti In 
every particular article purchased at hia establishment. With lacrcaKd 
facilities for purchasing goods, and commodious store rooms, we are ena- 
bled to compete with any house In ear line In tho da. 

Dec. S, S 2m FRANCIS LEPERS. 


Practioal Dyers and Scourers, 

No. IIS North 3d at., 3 door* from Vine, South side; and No. 1«D Morgan 
st. between 6 th and. 7U>, St. Louis Mo. 

S3* Hart opened their new and cheap Dying and Scouring establish- 
ment. Gentlemens Coats, Pirns loons, Vests, (sc., Dyed, Scoured end 
neatly repaired. 

Nov. 18, >«. (Uf. 


Mrs. Partington is said to have anxiously asked if 
Uncle Tom is a better nan than Enoch, of Biblical 
memory. She grounds her inquiry on the fact that 
she has heard that Uncle Tom has been translated 
seven times, while Enoch was translated but once. 


SALOON. 

a XUS, M . H. IRA V BRS, take* pleasure m saying to her numerous ctate- 
1VX men, and the public, tbstthe ha- a saloon on Pino struct, ttvo doors 
from Bates’ Thentru; Where nhe t» stall time* reedy to serve upOystsn, 
Ooflbe, Coca Cakes, aud Confecstonarlcr, of all kinds, lit a shape to sott 
the taste of the epicure. rJ>Ai feih 

Nov. 18, ><H. (1 3m*. J 


STORE and to arrive, the toUcwicg trad os, for fate lew for cash 
60 btgt prime BloCofTee; Tv bags Laguyra; 

» pocksts old government Java; 

130 bf. chests and chest,, Imperial, Voting Hyson and Black Teas! 
60 bagi whole Pepper ; 6 begs Alsplee;: 

3 casts Nmmegc; 3 bales Cloves; 

JO boxes pure ground Spice, ; Its do. CatUls Soap ; 

6 casks dried Curranu; SO boxes Citron ; 

10 oatlm Mycr’s Tobacco j 26 barrels Languedoc Almonds i 
i S cases Gtllofa Sardines, I -fit and 1-4»| 

26 boxes Baker’it Cocoa and Chocolate , 

60 boxes MB. Rslstne. FRANCIS LBPERg. 

ee-8. [3 2ni 


■Parson Eaton, Haips- 


Political Bitterness. 
well, Mait.e, whose three cornered hat, big white 
wig and shot buckles, indelibly impressed our child- 
ish memory, was of those stem old revolutionary 
Feds, who preached politics, as was the' fashion of 
the day ; and he prayed politics too, for in one of 
his public performances, during the strife between 
Adams and Jefferson, be said 
”0, Lord, thou hast commanded us to pray for our 
enemies— and let us begin with Thomas Jeffetson. 


ALEXANDER DOW, 

• Aanufacturar of' all klnda of COPPER, TIN, AND SHEET IRON 
Jyl WARR, DOW’5 MINERS’ LAMPS, WARRANTED AIR TIGHT 
So. 0 Wire, Nalls, Axes, Ox-CRaUm, Ac., Ac. 

COOKINGSTOVRSkoptootutnuUyou bawl. Cooking foul light trav- 
elling Stove- alto other ont-mtln,; : adapted totbo UK of Emigrant* to Salt 
Lake, Caltfcmn, and Oregon, may be found at No. 133 Market St. be- 
tween 6 th stid 8 th, St. Louis, Mo. 

Window Olio 8x10 and 10x10- ■ i 

Nov. .18, ’64. ptt. 


CHILD, PRATT & CO., 

IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS 

IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC HARDWARE AND CUTLERY. 

MO. l*T MAIN STREET, 

Third Doer North of the Baulk of Missouri, 

ST. LOUIS. _ 

Dec. 1 , ’6L ptt» 


S. J . LEES, 

LOCKSMITH, CUTLER AND SAW FILER, 

No. 81 Morgan, st. Si. Louis, Mo. 

B UCK SAWS, Carpvtu«!re> Coopers’ and Butchers’ saws, tiled and hi. 

Blades puUnto Kulvcs ; Raxors and Scissors ground, set and repaired . 
lattors’ aud TinneRt’ 3h«ns, Carpenters’ And Coopers’ Tbols, Butchers’ 
Knlvva and Choppers, gmnnd. 

try* Guns repaired amt for sate. All kinds of Tools bought and Sold. 

a* The damn aud agents ol property, steamboat ilrwar.Lt, koooart 
of boarding bouees and bofeU wilt And thktr orders proo»Uy attsodadto, 
Xor, 1% ’•*, filft 


LOUIS ESPENSCHIED, 

WAGON MANUFACTURER^ 

Corner off Broadway and Lubennnts Street, 
OPPOSrTX CMP1RX MILLS. 

NOETH ST. LOCH, HO. 

■Boo. • Hi - • * ci - > '• -r • ? u ; . iua 



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COMPREHENDETH IT NOT. JESUS 


SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS 


LIGHT 


do i! for the bend- Not only was this for the purpose ot being secure 
L.-l- J belief from the hands of our enemies, but " that ye may be 
acknowledge only able to keep my laws.” That, Via smother reason 
the Lord gave in the same revelation. Are there 
not some lawk of God that, we could keep, tfwewere 
scattered over ihe other States tutd 1 erritoriesy uuor - 
ganiKed according to the laws of man? Yes, there 
are laws of the greatest moment bearing upon the 
present and future destiny oi this people; that .have 
a bearing upon their eternal glory, exaltation, oud 
everlasting happiness. These laws never could have 
been kept, had we not been organised according to 
the laws of man. The Lord has fulfilled this reve- 
lation thus far ; how much more complete this organ- 
isation urn, become hereafter, I know not, neither 

do I care. jw-j,,, , sue- * 

It was not die invention of man, hot the power 
and wisdom of mart, that organised this kingdom, 
hut the God we worship and serve, who made the 
heavens and earth. He made this kingdom and or- 
ganized if and established i\i it is all His, and He 
holds it in His own hands ; and the same Great Be- 
ing rules and governs the wicked ; He controls aud 
He will fulfil every word that has been given through 
the mouths of bis Servants, ns He tells us in the 
preface of the Book of Doctrine and Covenants:— 
“ These commandments and prophecies shall be ful- 
filled; though the heavens and the earth Shall pass 
little of the commandments of 


Mount will actually have to be doue away in this 
new dispensation. A great many things were given 
to meet the circumstances of the people, tipit when 
they all become righteous many of those laws apd 
regulations that were given to diem in an imperfect 


many others, but 1 euUeavorea w uo » .u,« 
fit of , the people — to show them wherein we believe | 
in the plurality of Gods, and yet l._ 
one God. I. believe both of these principles with all 
my heart. I believe there is only pne wise Goi, 
and 1 believe there is an mwutuse number of Gods. 
The people kuow we believe these doctrines, and 
they publish agaipst us on .’iis ground ; and if We 
should not take up any arguments to explain tie 
: matter, it would only serve to rivet down their preju- 
dices on their hearts. Notwithstanding this, it was 
always more delightful to me in all my preu< lung 
abroad, and in any publications I have sent forth, to 
dwell upon laith. repeutance. Itaptisin for the remjs- 
shw of sins, and the gift of the Holy Ghost by in- 
laying on of bands, and upon the plain, simple, ev- 
ery-day duties of the Saints, allowing them what! to 
do in order to obtain eternal life iu the kingdom ol 


Saints of the Most High, come 


Shall we then, 
here and s« down in our fine habitations, and upon 
our farms and inheritances, and let this great work 
of the last days come to 
ness arid mditfere-ce ? 
recorded in the 


Touts Tmninaqj, 

beueral Intelligence and 


luught through onr careless- 
No, brethren, let it not be 
archives of the eternal world that we 
will i bus do. when our brethren hwvi Btretched dm 
tlieii bauds to help us to this place. Lei not the 
uews fly to eternal worlds that we are not willing to 
do to our brethren scattered abroad as they weir* 
willing to do us, when we were in a scattered c<*i- 

ditiou. ji . , . ... j ' 

I do not know what more can be said than what 
other speakers have already said upon this subject. 
Our President said be would be glad to have some 
six discourses, each six hours long, preached to die 
people upo#i the subject of doiug their duly unto oth- 
em in regard to this fund. And I have uo doubt lie 
mcluded every other duty between man aud manjsp 
fur as it could be doue in that short period of time ; 
for thirty-si* hours would uot begin lobe time enough 
for a-aian to tell die people all their duties. Many 
people think dial all the duties of man are recorded 
iu the Bible; dmt idea is held by many of the secta- 
rian world;; they think this book contains all the du- 
ties in regBrd to die relationships between man and 
man, und that it is a sufficient rule of faith and prac- 
tice ; and enough to govern them in all their deaL 
ings’ with each other, and in their duties toward their 

God. . . 

Let me tell you, if any oue man’s duties ( if he 
lived tube an old man) were clearly written, and 
foretold before he was born, it would lake a larger 
volume dian the Bible to contain them all ; and when 


leveled tu Science, Religion, 

News of the Day 


state will vanish away; they will be of no rise ; they 
are like the platform erected around an edifice, 

r> *i • I * t. 


which serves a good purpose for the time be rug. but 
when the edifice is completed die platform is tak*u 
away. , 

We are told a great deal about the poor in foma-r 
dispensations; how to deul with them, and the laws 
that were gjven to regulate nuurkiud in dealing their 
alms to them. Will thio always be the case ? No, 
but the dine will come when diere will be no poor. 
The object of this last dispensation is -to make die 
people ohe as the Father and Son are one, or as die 
Book of Doctriue and Covenant says, to make tlre-m 
“equal in earthly things that they mmy be mode eqeal 
in heavenly things." 

To bring about this object, and do away with pov- 
erty and make all the people rich, the Lord lias in- 


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So far as 1 have ever preached abroad in me 
world, and published, one tiling is certain, l have 
not published anything but what 1 verily believed to 
be tree, however much I may luive been mistaken, 
and 1 have generally endeavored to show the people 
from the written word ol God, as wt ll as reuson, 
wherein it was true- This has been my general 
course. 1 may have erred in some principles ; Ldo 


We will bring up the subject upon which others 
have spoken, and lliut which more immediately con- 
cern.-. us. viz: the 1 Perpetual Emigration Fund.— 
What is it ? For what was it established f What 
lire your duties in regard tc this fund, and in rela- 
tion to your fellow-beings, your brethren and sisters, 
•and their families that are scattered abroad in the 
midst oi those wretched,, wicked, and abominable 
governments. 

We have already been informed, and taught from 
this stand, by those who are filled with the Holy 
Ghost, by those who are filled with the inspiration of 
the Almighty., setting forth the the necessity and im- 
portance of being awake in regard to the condition 
of the Saints that are scattered abroad. We are apt 
to forget the things we ought to do, though they are 
tolfl to us in plainness. We think in our hearts, 
'•'"Well, we will go and do as we have been told ; it 
looks -beautiful and very consistent ; it seems to be 
the very law by which we should be governed, and 
w lie n we go from this conference we will make all 
the necessary arrangements to fulfill and comply 


think it hard to pay back a just and honest debt) to 
the Perpetual Emigration Fund, what will you think 
when the pure laws of God are introduced, and you 
are required by His law to pay over every farthing 
you have in the world ; not only to pay your just and 
honest dues to the Perpetual Emigration Fund, but 
\o pay everything in your possession. If you cannot 
deal justly in relation to these small accounts, how 
is it to be expected you will perform the pure law of 
God — the law of consecration? I tell you, we have 
got to begin and attend faithfully to these small 
things. But wlien we are first, born into the king- 
dom we cannot rule alono ; we are not able to prance 
aud uot and caper about ; he hus therefore ordained 
certain helps, and governments, aud laws, to govern 
us while we are iu a creeping state, and trying to 
advance into a more perfect order ol things. This 
Perpetual Emigrating Fund is one of those helps or- 
dained to assist us in our imperfect aud weak state ; 
by and by when the full law of God comes m force 
those helps can be dispensed with. When thut will 
be 1 do not know, but 1 have an idea that it will, not 
he until we get back to Jackson county, for the Lord 
has told ue in one revelation in substance as follows, 
“ Let these laws I hav« given consuming “»y P*°pf° 


away, hot ohe jot or 
that book shall paw away.” 1 

Everything will roll round, foil round, foil rhund 
in its times and seasons, i 


until this kingdom shall 


will not be a dog to move bis tongue from the Rocky 
Mountains to the uttermost parts of the earth, but all 
be in subjection to the kingdom of Christ ; all must 
become subject to her laws ; and the great nations 
of the earthi-mighty nations, not u lew, ere long 
wjjl come up to Ziou t to seek wisdom and knowledge 
from the counsellors »» Zion. They wjjjj read her 
lows and say, " Our laws are as nothing, our wisdom 
as foolishness, our words like the tow that is exposed 
to the devouring flame ; we are broken asunder, torn 
into fragments, and ready to crush under our own 
weight ; but your laws, government, end officers, are 
jail good, righteous, just, and true; surely the God 
of Israel is in our midst. Come, let us go up to 
Zion, let us hear from the wise legislators of Zion, 
and let us hear the laws proclaimed therein ; let us 
learn of the wisdom that dwells in the servants of 
iKo Mmi " And they will come up with their 
armies, and their mighty men, and their judges and 


311 equity Ojiu mv. « l J 

night, and never be shut, to admit the forces that will 
com,e rushing in from fill nations, to leatn file wis- 
dom, knowledge, and instructions that are poured 
out from the heavens upon the servants of the 
Most High. 

j\ we are Toolring forward to such a glorious time, 
to such a happy period, let us endeavor to prepare 
ourselves, and awake from our slumber; and do the 
duties required at our hands. Pay up jfour debts — 
pay them to the Perpetual Emigration Fund; and 
send it bade immediately, that those who Ore star- 
ving to death, and are ground down with tyranny, 
may enjoy the saifie privileges as you. Remember 
them and God will remember you. But if you turn 
your bock upon these principles, arid will tied seek to 


But to go back to die words of our text ; that is the 
thing that most concerns us at present- It shoufel be 
laid before the minds of the people, and instilled in- 
to their hearts week after week ; they should be 
taught and instructed in such a way and manner that 
these mysteries, when we get thq true light upon 
them, may do us good. When the Lord sees fit to 
popr out wisdom and knowledge, and mysteries, and 
understanding from the heavens, may we, by prac- 
tical works, faith, and diligence in doing our duties 
one towards another, and towards our God, be able 
to receive them, and have them do us good. The 
time will come when the Lord will reveal all itbese 
things ; everything in the heavens, on the earth, and 
under the earth ; and everything pertaining to the 
soul of man will bo proclaimed by the sounding of 
trumpets iu the ears of all living. ( 

I will adopt the old saying, “ I, feel first rate.” It 
does me good to bpek into get Utah Territory, after 
havi ng been gone two years, to behold the faces pf the 
Saints again, and rejoice in their midst, and tp bear 
my weak and humble testimony of the truth oi this 
great and glorious work. It is now over twenty-four 
years since I was baptised into this church ; h was 
twenty-four years on the nineteenth of last month 
since I was baptised and became a member of this 
church. 1 have seen it rise to its present greatness 
from a very few individuals that composed the whole 
church in 1830. There were then, pevhups, not fifty 
Latter-day Saints in the whole world ; and j every 
year brings to pass the fulfillment oi the sayings, 
and prediction*, and revelations Ol Joseph, the 
prophet, i i : | : | 

The work is rolling on as rapidly as the wbefilsof 
time will permit. I well recollect a revelation given 
upwards of twenty-three years ago. What did the 
Lord oay when we were only a little handful ? Said 
■he, “ It is necessary that my elders should go forth 
into all the regions round about, and preach the gos- 
pel, and many shall be converted ; and ye shall have 
power to organize yourselves according to the laws 
of man." This was spoken before! wo began to 
gather. What was the use of organizing ourselves 
according to the laws of man ?• ;V ^hui you may 
break every band wherewith the enemy sepketh to 
destroy, and that you may keqp my laws." Has 
thu not been fulfilled ! Look at the time that pro- 
phecy was given, away back nearly twepty-four 
years ago. Has it come to pass? Are we not or- 
ganized according to the laws of man! Are not 
many converted just as the revelation predicted? 
And are we not in a position, by being organized 
herein Utah Territory according to foe laws of man, 
to break the bands of the enemy, 'hat they foay not 
destroy us as a people. If mobs undertake to afflict 
us hero, they will find it very difficult, because we 
M are organized according to the laws of man. If they 
‘ use any exertion or any influence to bring about the 
destruction of this people, .we are organized accord- 
ing to tfaa laws of man, and can fight with tluiir own 


getting into that more perfect state ; aud when we 
get into that it will bo Perpetual Fund, or any other 
kind of fnnds we please to name, for the property 
will all be consecrated unto tbe Lord, with a deed 
and covenant that eannot be broken j then the servants 
of God can take the whole of the property and use it 
according to the mind and will ol God, and jt will 
be all perpetual fund, aud all tithing fimds. and all 
public building funds; for it will be just the kind of 
funds the Lord shall direct to accomplish whatever 
Id deeignod in His wire pn-pnaoB thrau»t> Hla ser- 
vants. j 

Let us step forward and build up ibis fund, and 
take hold of simple things if we eveT expect to re- 
ceive 1 the greater ones. We had excellent preaching 
this forenoon as to practical duties ; this has been my 
maimer of preaching when abroad upon the earth, 
except on my last mission; on that, I was rent to 
preach the doctrine of plurality of wives. In all my, 
preaching on other missions, I hove endeavored to be 
just as practical as possible among the people, show- 
ing them their every-day duties. I have published 
many pamphlets and works, and in the most of them, 
I hive published the simple, plain, easy principles 
of the gospel. It » true, in answering some queries 


alter yeu r; but the work bow coinmeuced will tti- 
crease, aud continue to increase, like the stone thut s 
was hewn out of the mountain. In the first place, 1 
the stone taken out of die mountain is much smaller £ 
than ihe . mountaiu, hut fiually ii increases lo that 
magnitude that it begins lo be a gieut mountain, not * 
merely to fill one small territory, but as Daniel said, ‘ 
■*» ,t became a great mountain and jfilled the whole 
earth." 

Very well, then, the Saints are to be gathered, and 
thev are to come not only by thousands, bin tens of 
thousands, scores of thousands, and hundreds of 
thousands are to be assembled from umotig the na- 
tions. How is tliis to be brought about ? Through 
ihe servants of the living God. This is what the 
Lord told us before one Sniut was gathered. In a 
revelation given in the presence of six elders, in 
Sept., 1830, the Lord says : “ Ye arb railed to bring 
to pass the 'gathering ol mine elect, for mine elect 
hear my voice, and harden not their hearts; and die 
decree hath gone forth from the Father, that they 
sliail be gathered in uuto one place upon the lace of 
this land." 

That is the decree that has gone forth ; it is or- 
dained in the heavens, and u will come to pass. As 
4 the Saints have already been guthered here unto this 
* territory, even so will it continue to be fulfilled until 
the last of the elect of God are assembled from the 
four corners ot the earth. 

The servants of God are the ones dial are called ! 
to bring to pass this work, says the revelation. In 
•obedience to this declaration, and in fulfillment of 
this prophecy, the Holy Ghost wrought upon the 
heart of our President to establish a fund — a Per- 
petual Emigrating Fund — to bring about this great 
work ; he laid the foundation of it; he proposed it to 
1 the people, and explained the nature of it; how it 
was to be used ; how it was to be controlled ; and 
how it should be made lasting and perpetual in its 
nature, to accomplish the desigu..of the Almighty in 
gathering his elect from the four Winds of heaven. 


v. t; u bii Love (or a Married Man- 
I now take the opportunity of making a oonfession 
which I hove often had upon my: lipe, hut I have 
hesitated to make it "from the fear of drawing upon 
myself the hatred of every married woman. But 
now I will run the risk— so now for it— Sometime or 
other people must unburden their hearts. I confess, 
then, dmt I never find s man more captivating than 
when He is a married man. A man ia never so 
handsome, never so perfect in my eyre, aa when he 
is a husband and a father of a family, euppbrting in 
his manly armB wife and children; and the whole 


domestic circle, on his entrance mto tlas atate, close 
artiund him, and constitute a psartof hia home and 
world. He ia not meiely ennobled by bis position, 
but he is actually beautified byifc— then he appears 
to me as the crown of' creation— and it is 'only such 
a man as this that is dangerous 1 to me, -and with 
whom I am inclined to fall in love. But then, pro- 
priety forbids it. And Moses, and *11 the European 
legislators, declare it to be sinful, and married wo- 
men consides it a sacred duty to stone me. Never- 
theless, I cannot prevent the thing, ft ie so, and 
cannot be otherwise ;, and my only hope of appeas- 
ing those who are excited against me is in my future 
t confession that no love affects me so pleasantly , the 
, contemplation pf no happiness, so happy aa that 
between married people. It is amazing to myself, 
because ii seems to me that I, living unmarried or 


youraeWes this question, " If I were placed in that 
man’s or in that woman’s condition, how should 1 
desire foot they should do unto mo ? " “ And What- 

soever you would have men do to you, do you even 
the same to them.” We can always tell what we 
should do by changing circumstances and places ; by 
placing onrselves in other’s circumstances, we can 
see what we would wish them to do to us under those 
circumstances, and thus find out what we should do 
for those in that condition. 

What does the Lord intend to do? He is intro- 
ducing a new dispensation ; yet it is the gospel dis- 
penSftiun, the same as all other dispensations; the 
gospel is included in this new dispensation. The 
Lord intends to do a great many things in this dis- 
pensation He never did in former ones ; and a great 
many things that were in former ones will eventually 
be dons away in this new one. What is to be done 



Terences, litki I imy pleutid that of fate u Hew era || H „ 
duwnetl upon it* in iltw respect, by the nhunduut 
blesfangi^ manifestly pofa'od uptti^llio faithful minor- 
ityfju projwrtipn to tfa&r exertion^ in paying tire 
debts, so dial by far the ‘majority are now convinced 
that the Lord pays bettor interest upon their loan* 
than they liad conceived of; nor is it uew or strange 
to bear them- detail fan tire mectutgs hpw iktyLonl 
lias repaid diem lor days’ work contributed, but the 
Inti engenders With in Hint unfam His promises, in 
proportion to its use. 

,. VyitiiputiBaftiadari^ing on tncjdepts, you will be 

Jt i ! i . 1 1 jfci _.j_S L-Li-rd-i ,i .l 


With ruthless' hand DsjraJ hurls bfa darts, 


THE HEW GOVERNOR OP UTAH. 

Wd have fofleti been qnekporied by gentlemen Jjf 
candor, who feel na.interesi.io' wbatevef relates to 
the prosperity of Utah, os to the probable results of 
a stranger being sent there as Governor. We have 
invariably replied that the people of Utah knew 
enough to-mrad their, own, business, u«l tiltSttli the 

a Governor 


Nor hotsiH his vktiitfa mournfu. < "ie* j 
Hut loves to feast on litok>'H\heart»— ■ 

. 'On widow's groaps and 0/ phoh'S sighs. 

Weep not, fair one, ’its the '‘common lot,” 
The fairest dowers but bluom to die ; 

Or youth, or age escape it not, 


Tbfa'qs btft one out of hundreds of prophecies con- 
cerning the calamities tfilh shall come updft this gem 
oration, this land, und this nation. And us sure as 
the blood of Joseph and Hyium fell in Carthage 
gotd, so sure will their blood be required of this gen- 
eration^ 

*01 ) K ( 1 / A 


AJl in the grave are doomed to He, 


government of die United. States appoint 
Over them who possessed k sufficient degree of intel- 
ligence -to understand his duties, and discretion 
enough to confine himself to them, nothing would oc- 
ebr to interrupt the harmony and good tjqders^id- 
ing that has heretofore existed beiween the several 
branches of the government. The' Mormon people 
are a law-abiding people, and the duty of the Gov- 
ernor is to see that the laws are faithfully executed. 
‘Tis not the fa fra of Missouri or of any other Stole 
that are to be enforced in Utah, but the laws enacted 
by the General Assembly of Utah, and such laws of 
Congress as are applicable tft Utah m common with 
.other Territories. ■ ; ■ 

If Col. Steptoe, the newly appointed Governor ac- 
cept his appointment, and enters upon its duties in 
sincerity, and with dtoe respeqj to the laws and the 
rights of a free people, he will bh respected and hon- 
ored in his office by all the people. 

Those journals in the eastern States that appear 
to be acquainted with Col. Steptoe, speak of him as 
a gentleman of integrity and sound discretion — cour- 
teous and high-niinded,and well calculated to secure 
the confidence of the people of Utah. 

We sincerely hope that he may prove to be all 
that his friends represent him to be. He has been 
in the Territory since the month of September, and 
from all accounts he has been well received as a gen- 
tleman and officer. We also learn from a reliable 
source that he has formed a favorable opinion of Gov. 
Young and the people of Utah, and has spoken gen- 
erously of them in his letters. 


T,Tfl.T OP AGENTS POR THE LUMINARY 

New Orleans, James Megaw. 

Ala. ami Tenii., H. W. Church. 


The church yard yawn* — she claims her prey, 
And faftt sreceiyiu faq dqa& jj i 

Her marble tops and beds of clay 
Inspire our Bouts with constant dieadW* " ’ 

Shi feels potyet the envenomed smart, 


RETURN OF MISSIONARIES. 

The Millennial Star, of gives the follow- 

ing Kst off the Elders toho are W bo released from 
their several fields of labor in Europe, and to return 
cO Ainenru : 

John S. Fullmer, W ittiam Glover, Israel BafTow, 
Benjamin Brown, Sylvester H. Eari, Andrew L. 
Latnoreaux, Johp Barker, Charles Smith, George 
W. Bramwell. John Mayor, Osman M. Denel, 
Joseph Boath, Thoroaa Caffiffi, John W. Lewis, 
John Perry, Matthew Rowan, Henry E. Phelps, 
William Pitt, Isaac Allred, Andrew Ferguson, 


Preston Thomn*. Traveling Agent far the South 


Gfaqinoati, p., Hon. Orson Spencer 


ablej by thp; gbffijb l^preseiit^ttbn, tb. ddipeqte the 
general features of the work in Wales at the present 
time ; and while your superior judgment-may delib- 
erate over the scene, that the spirit of inspiration 
may dictate amendments, alterations, new uttans, or 
anythiug, anyhow, to give the gospel a greater im- 
petus in fair midtit, is the heart's desire of him who 
has no higher ambition. 

I will detain you to sidle one instance which oc- 
curred lately, to show the rage pf the adversary, and 
you may^hacje.o suggest jon^ tlip subject. 

While two elders were preaching in Caermart hen- 
shire a few Sundays ago, a gang of thirty or forty, 
led ou by a tavern keeper, commenced shouting and 
hallooing, professedly to drown the voice of the 
brother who wSs preaching. Their lungs failing be- 
fore they accomplished their object, the stones came 
next ; ohe struck the brother in the face, until Ins 
blood was streaming ; others whizsing by their heads 
failed to dislodge them, so the mobs rushed upou 
them, forced them to flee, and pursued them for u 
long way, until one succeeded in gaining the woods ; 
the other was knocked down by a stone, and brutal- 
ly Wicked while bleeding on the ground, the timely 
uid of a .stranger saving Iiis life, when they had pro- 
nounced him dead. The stranger carried him fo>» 


it theVnp of mirth unconscious sips, 


Sjtoftigfitdd, O., A. R. Wright. 

Pittsburgh, Pa., B. F. Winchester. 
Georgetown, Ky.,J. M. Bartow. 1 
Keokuk, Iowa, Charles Clark. 

Philadelphia, Samuel Harrison, 584 Poplar, 9 
New York, John Taylor. 

Helena, .Ark., Alfred Gay. 

Pecan: Point, Ark., L. J. DeLopair. 

Bluff City, Iowa, Wm. H. Folson, and L. O. I 
Maquikefca. Iona, J. Dolrvmple 
Gravois, Mo., Charles Maxwell. 

Faifftold, Ind., John Wickel. 

Aiquiim, Im)., Stephen Golding. v. 

Alton. III., Henry J. Hudson. 

CintrevilleflU., James Kinney. 

Low cl I, Moss., Eiiakim S. Davis. 

General Agent for Massachusetts, N. H. Felt. 
San Jose, Cal., J. M. Horner. 


JJlftr hceds how soon a poisoned dart 


May dash it from her waiting tips. 


Now Julia yield to fate’s behest, 

And proudly wipe your tearful eyes. 

While many a sympathetic breast 
Will shore with thee ah orphan’s oighs. 

1 ■■■■' M S ■■ CHARLIE. 

Spwjiopield, O., Dec. 23, 1364. 

The author assures us that the foregoing is but a 
truthful narrative.-— f, Editor. 


( Correspond enc* or tin- MlUeuUI SUr.) 

WALES 

General Condition of the Work — Extensive Trad Distribu- 
ting — Good Prospects — Opposition, Mobbing, and Ito- 
Itnct. ‘ ‘ ’■ : s 

U DOORS Scion Office, Swansea, 
October 96, 1854. 

President Richards: — Dear Brother — In $c- 
cordance with your requesl through the Star, to be 
advised of the state of the work of God among file 
various nations over which you have the honor to 
preside, I embrace this opportunity to inform you ol 
the general features of the church in Wales. 

During die summer season the priesthuod h*vo 
beeti diligent in out-of-door preaching, and have bad 
more numerous and attentive audiences than hereto- 
fore ; camp meetings have been the order of the sea- 
son, especially where much opposition has been pre- 
sented ; and file combined influence of the Saints so 
assembled has never failed so (hr to move the preju- 
dice, storm the strongest ramparts, and win conquest 
to the kingdom of God. 

The weaker conferences have been much strength- 
ened by die aid of elders and priests from the strong- 
er, who, together with many volunteers laboring in 
new grounds, sustained principally by tracts, linve 
done much towards the spread of the gospel ; and 1 
am pleused to see by file renewed vigor of the officers 
generally, tlmt they realise their responsibilities, und 
the importance of foitlifully warning their fellow lie- 
ings of impending dangers. 

You can anticipate our future prospects of success 
when I say, what I have not been able to say so iui- 
exceptionably heretofore, that officers uud Saints are 
united so far as I know ; and I have hud the pleas- 
ure of visiting the majority of the conferences of late ; 
everywhere the Saints evince an increasing desire 
to excel in living their professions, which to me is a 
cerlain forerunner of a paramount success, 

Now, the weather being unfavorable fo out-door 
preaching, the brethren manifest no-less zeal to water 
the seed so profusely sown, by distributing tracts 
from house to house and selling them to the world, 
each having his sphere appointed him weekly ; and 
truly it does the Saints as well as the world much 
good, because, as they say, the Lord blesses fitem 
with His spirit abundantly in so doing. So that 
Mormonism, so far from being in a dying or dead 


CLARA WHEELER 

We learn by private correspondence from Eng- 
land, dated London, Dec. 14th, that the dlara 
Wheeler, after being at sea several days, and driven 
back to Liveipool, had sailed again. All was well. 

Another vessel was expected to leave Liverpool 
ou the 18th ultimo. 


TO OUR PATRONS. 

, M 

We have now entered upon the duties of a new 
year- The old year, with its cares, perplexities, and 
responsibilities, is now added to the history of the 
_^paffl apd will soon be measurably forgotten, ns we 
engage m the changing scenes ol the new year. 

We take this opportunity of wishing our readers a 
happy new .year. And we feel to say that it is in 
your power to make it the most happy and prosper- 
ous, or the mttet miserable and misfort unate of your 
livea It will he to you precisely what you make it. 
When we speak of prosperity, we do not allude to 
dollars and dimes, but to your acquisition of the 
Westings of salvation and file righteousness of God's 
elect. And if you seek first the kingdom oT God 
and His righteousness all other things shall lie added 
unto jr.qu. 

Ltii its seriously reflect upon some of the scenes 
and events of tho past year ; and let us see if we 
coiwdi by “Stars” and “ Luminaries" brighten the 
scenes of fire future, and perudventure control or cre- 
ate &tciunstances that will be conducive to our hap- 
piness and prosperity, and to the blessing and salva- 
tion df many who surroiuid us. 

Sjjhie scenes through which many of you have 
passed have been dark and gloomy ; but the scene 
is changed — the prospect has briglttened — the clouds 
thaj darkened your mental vision are measurably 
dissipated, for the light of Zion lias been brought 
among you. It has liglxted up your path : you have 
partaken of its genial and life-giving influences, and 
you begin to feel yourselves true born sons of Zion. 

Many of you were called to part with kind and 
loving friends during the last emigration season. 
Our records show a great mortality among our breth- 
ren {hrouglt cholera and other diseases. Shall we 

r)nul eixynr to V/liiv a auU VUIlllllil aUUll 

ful ravages the ensuing season, or shall we live our 
holy religion und triumph over our common enemy ? 

Ancient Israel was told on one occasion that if 
they-would sprinkle blood on their door posts, etc., 
the destroying angel should pass by and not destroy 
them, .They believed the promise, did as they were 
counselled, and .vere saved from file general scourge. 
Modern Israel is told that if they well remember to 
keep'the sayings of the Lord, walking in obedience 
to thp commandments, “ they shall receive health in 
their: navel, and marrow to their bones, and shall find 
wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hid- 
and shall run and not be weary, and 


TO THE SAINTS. 

Brethreti and sisters — With a view for the better 
convenience of those who caimot attend at the ap- 
pointed time to pay their tithing, we have appointed 
Br. J^H. Hart, who may be found at the church 
office at all times, und will be ready to wait on«jlie 
Saints for that purpose. 

I shall still continue to be at the church office on 
Wednesday of each week, to give any instruction 
the Saints may need ou the subject. 

K. WORLY, Bishop. 

Jan. 5th, 1855. 


GODEY S LADY’S BOOK. 

tuary number of this deservedly popular 

notice last 


Magazine came to hand loo late for 
week. 

To say it is excellent is insufficient- 
thc richest productions of the enterprising publish: 
Its engravings are exquisite ; i_ — ..I”. J 


’tis one of 
ler. 

its fasitions with dia- 
grams, its drawing lessons, its embroidery, are ele- 
gantly got up, and its articles are selected with ex- 
cellent taste. It oamiot fail to give universal satis- 
faction. 

This is the first number of the fiftieth voltune, and 
it promises its patrons an intellectuuf feast for the 
current year. Now is the time to subsrribe. 

The January number contains otie hutulred pages, 
sixty-eighi engravings, sixty contributions, and ten 
full page plates. 

Terms — One copy, one year, 83 ; two copies, 
one year, 85 ; five copies, one year, and an extra 
copy to the person sending the club, 810 ; eight 
copies, one year, and an extra copy to the person 
sending the club, $J3; eleven copies, ooo yum-, aud 
an extra copy to the person sending the club, 820. 

Godey’s Lady’s Book and Arthurs Home Maga- 
zine will both be sent one year for 83 50. 

L- A. GODEY. 

Nu. 1]3 Chcsnut Street, Philadelphia 


with a pretty fare, and a faultless form. She loved 
a Mormon Elder. Her love was returned warmly 
and devotedly. They married ; and soon after, the 
elders were called home from' their mission. Now 
caihe a struggle in Julia’s heart: parental affection 
and a husband’s love striving for mnstery. She must 
letive her dearly beloved parents, or a bar.it her- 
fond husband. She was her father’s particular "pel”— - 
the child of hin old age ; it would nearly break his 
heart to leave him. She begged of her husband to 
tarry a few months — until her father was in his 
grave. She then could plant flowers over his tomb, 
and leave him to rest in peace. But this could not 
be ; the call df the Presidency was peremptory, and 
Elder P- never failed to respond to the require- 

ments of duly. Poor Julia, the fide of her affections 
ebbed and flowed, resting alternately with her father 
and her husband. It was a violent struggle, and 
threatened to tear her poor heart assunder. Victory 
decided in favor of duty, and they make preparations 
for immediate departure for the distant west. She 
embraced her aged father in silence, kissed her 
weeping mother, bade her brothers and sisters a kind 
adieu, and leA the home of her youth forever. 

After a tedious journey they arrived at their new 
homes among the Saints of God. Here the consola- 
tions of religion, a husband’s tenderness, and fre- 
quent kind letters from home, have succeeded in a 
good degree in soothing the pangs of absence, and 
Julia 


Steamboat Disasters on the Western Rivera. 

The Daily Missouri Democrat, dated the 3d of 
January, contains two entire columns of abridged 
statistics of steamboat disasters on the western rivers, 
during the year 1854. We should have been glad 
to have presented our readers with a detailed ac- 
count as contained in the Democrat, but space in our 
paper will not permit We, therefore, present our 
readers with an abridged view df the statistics of dis- 
asters, so clearly and fully given by the above jour- 
nal, being satisfied, in the words of the Democrat, 
that it is as correct as it is ever found ^practicable to 
make such things: 

Boats destroyed or badly damaged, ' 167 


“THE FANATICISM OF THE MORMONS ” 

k Y ELDER E. W. TOI.LtDGB. 

It lias become almost a point 6r the popular faith 
to consider ihe Mormons a most “fanatical people." 
If an editor but dips his pen to writeof that “strange 
sect,” lie makes two emphatic dashes under the “Fa- 
saticirm or the MoRMorrs,” and our sincerest 
friends also ’firmly think that we tire deluded. Now, 
I dare say that it is very clear to them tlmt we are 
such us Ihey believe, but then if is not so clear to us. 
Moreover, the saints are of the opinion that the term 
“fanatic”’ when associated with us, is very inconsist- 
ently applied, and that it will suit any other relij 
gious professors belter. Sttangc as the assertion 
may appear j nevertheless the Latter-day Sain ip make 
it a point to judge religion by the strictest principles 
of logic ; indeed they do what is done by no other 
people, naniely, treat it las a positive science. They 
reduce the subtlest question to the simplest rules of 
reason and revelation, believing (hat truth is consist- 
ent with order and simplicity. Instead of the ten- 


den treasures 
shall' walk and not faint ; that the destroying angel 
shall'paSs by them, as die children of Israel, and not 
slay.'chein.” But notwithstanding this plain and glo- 
rious promise, we find many of our brethren negli- 
gent of. the counsel, and careless concerning the 
promise, and reckless of all things but how they may 
satiate their appetites; aud as a consequence, many 
find an untimely grave, which puts an end to their 
morfal progress,, and terminates their eartnly career 
befajp u they have filled the object and measure of 
their creation, which must materially effect their ex- 
altation ya the kingdom of our God. 

Be wrie, therefore, all ye Saints, and hearken to 
the <$uni«ls of the spirit ; keep faithfully the com- 
mandments of God, and obey the word of wisdom ; 
and if you will do these things, though the pestilence 
and scourge come over tins city and land more viru- 
lent and destructive in its character than that expe- 
rienced during the last year, yet your life and the 
lives of your family will be respected, and the angel 
of death shall pass by and not destroy you, and you 
shall live to behold the salvation of our God. 

The circulation of the Luminary 16 steadily in- 
creasing, and we hope that as it increases in its cir- 
culation it muy increase in interest ana useiutness to 
the Saints in particular and to our readers in general. 
The work of the Lord is progressing in this city and 
section oft country . Each week brings some addition 
to our numbers. 

Our emigration will sooa be arriving from Europe, 
and many of our readers will soon be preparing to 
cross<the plains en route for the valleys of the west. 
We have many things to say to you before your de- 
parture ; but above all things, we say, keep your 
hearts pure and free, your garments unspotted, and 
your bodies undefiled, then shall you mingle on 
equal foofing.with the righteous in Zion, and if faith- 
ful to the end, obtain with them the blessings of eter- 
nal life. ; 


Of these there were sunk, 

“ “ “ burnt, 

“ “ “ exploded 

Lamaged by snags, fires, tornadou &c. 


her former good spirits — her usual 
lively disposition. Each succeeding mail brought 
tidings from heme, and she was happy to learn that 
her father had become more reconciled to her ab- 
sence. 

Several weeks had now elapsed since Julia had 
heard from home. What intolerable suspense! She 
fears that all is not well ; perhaps her dear father 
was sick— was dying, and his “ pet ” duughter far 
away. In looking over the obituary notices iu a 
Buffalo paper, I discover the name of Julia's father. 
He was dead. 


Lives Tost by fire and drowning, 383 

The estimated loss is given of sixty-seven, which 
amounts to two millions two hundred and seventy- 
three thousand three hundred dollars. 

Estimated loss of nine that were damaged bm not 
destroyed, fifty.four thousand dollars. 

Of the ninety-one remaining, no estimate is given. 

Tliis list does net include the entire list of disas- 
ters ou these rivers. The Demoorat informs us that 
the slighter casualties would number hundreds if not 
thousands. 

It will be remembered by many of our readers dial 
our martyred prophet Joseph received a revelation 
upop these things, in the year ef our Itord 1831. 
We will refresh your memories by a quotation upon 
tliis subject from the Book of Doctrine and Cove- 
nant, published in Kirtland, Ohio, in the year 1835. 

Bee. 80th, part 1st: “ Behold there are many dan- 
eers uuon the waters, and more esneciallv hereafter, 
for I, the Lord, have decreed in mine anger many 
destructions upon the waters ; yea, aud especially 
upon these Waters ; nevertheless, all flesh is ip mine 
hand, and he that » faithful among you shall not 
perish by the waters.” 

Part 3d: “Behold I, the Lord, in the beginning 
blessed the waters ; but in the last days, by the mouth 
of my servant John, I cursed the waters. Where- 
fore, the days will come that no flesh shall be safe 
upon the waters ; and it shall be said in days to 
come, that no one is able to go up to the land of Zi- 
on upon fite waters, but be that ib upright in heart. 
* * * And now I give unto you a commandment, 
and what I say unto one I say unto ail, that you 
shall forworn your brethren concern iug these waters, 
that they come not in journeying upon thhin, lest their 
faith fail and they are caught in her waves. I, the 
Lord, have decreed, and the destroyer rideth upon 
the face of the waters, and I revoke not the decree.” 

The above needs no comment to render it wore 
plain and applicable to the destroying circumstances 
above mentioned. i 

The righteous Will see, and understand, and ac- 
knowledge the hand of the Lord in these things, 
and will bless and praise the name of the Most 
High, even though their dearest friends haw fallen 
with the ungodly. - ■. ‘ ; i 

The ungodly will fear and tremble, gnash their 
teeth, curse God and die, whilst priests and editors 
will give these things their natural and physical 


I mentioned it to her husband, who 
wisely concluded not to acquaint her with the fact. 
Her friends would write, aud then would be another 
outburst of grief. 

Another week passes. While at file post office re- 
ceiving my mail matter 1 saw a letter directed to 
Julia. I took it from the office and carried it to her 
house. She eagerly seized it, and seeing no emblem 
of raouminar on the envelope, she c.ripd— •* Thank 
God my father is alive." ahe recognizes in the su- 
perscription the hand-writing of her brother Leonard. 
She dances for joy — she presses the letter to her lips, 
and kisses it o’er and o’er. She hurriedly breaks 
the seal and leans forward to the light, A moment’s 
gaze of intense earnestness, and her face assumes a 
death-like paleness. She throws the letter from her 
as if it were a poisonous serpent ; site utters a sc: m 
of anguish— sinks back into a chair, and buries her 
face in her hands. Such a sudden transition cannot 
be described — that piercing shriek cannot lie, con- 
ceived. It penetrated ray inmost soul; und even 
now, after a lapse of several years, I sometimes im- 

. • . I . T I i • ». •' ” 


agiue that I hear it sounding in my ears. 

This was uo time for sympathy. I threw the fol- 
lowing lines into her lap, and retired sorrowing. I 
had prepared them on seeing the death of her father 
in the paper: 

TO JULIA, j 

Sad muse inspire nty feeble tongue, 

And southing powors to Diy verse hapsrt, 

While I attempt in plaintive siong 
To ease the pains of a bleeding hesrt. 

The woes I sing are not ray own — 

Another’s grief I would suppress; 

And sadly bow nt pity’s throne. 

To soothe the pangs of horaebiug breast 

A crtiel blow from monster Death 
Hus Inid fair Julia’s father low ; ■ i>;: -i 
’ » His obiliing klss hns frozen his breath, 

And crushed the daughter’s heart with wo. 


) CALL POR AN BLDBR. 

' J . . 

Mrs. C. M. Reynolds, wife of Amasa Reynolds, 
writes to the Luminary from Bolton, Warren county, 
New Yodr,and says that an elder might do good in 
that place, as numbers are believing ; and site hopes 
that the Lord may direct an elder that wny. Will 
one of the elders jn the east attend to this call. 


I V SALT T-AWH MAH. 

The Salt Lake mail which was telegraphed from 
Independence, as will be seen in our column of tele- 
graphic news, had not arrived up to fhe time of our 
going to press. 




STRENGTH OF THE PAPISTS. 

In the Church Recorder we find the following 
smiistii'a on (his subject? T . ' 

With What sticceas have the papists met in our 
land ? -Maryland ’ was originally settled by then*. 
Until the year 1820, Florida wan as completely 
theirs as Cuba is at present. In Louisiafla, Arkan- 
sas, Missouri, and oil. the territory west of the Mis- 
sissippi, they held die ground, and had a golden op- 
portunity of laying broad and- deep their, foundations. 
But in which of these States have they now a pre- 
dominant control ? In Maryland there are but 95 
Pa pul churches, while there are S00 Protestant. Of 
152 in Florida, 5 belong to the Pope. Of 278 in 
Louisiana, only 55. Of 133 in Texas, only 13. 
For the last fifty years Papal immigrants have land- 
ed on our shores by millions. There have also been 
monthly importations of ecclesiastics, who now num- 
her 7 archbishops, 33 bishops, and 1 ,754 priests. 
These have started and' kept in operation 20 col- 
leges, 20 theological seminaries, 120 female acade- 
mies, and 53 weekly, 1 monthly, 1 quarterly, and 2 
annual periodicals. How -much have they gained 
on the Protestants ? Wltat is their comparative 
strength in numbers? The Protestant houses of 
worship, compared widi fhe Roman, are 32 to 1. 
Unless we misinterpret the signs of the times, the 
Jesuits arc on the wane. They have been sowing 
their seed in an uncongenial soil. They are 
multiplying their reapers, but nre gathering no 
harvest. 


1 yor.«*WtM»8 »‘0* THB RUSSIAN 

Sitavui:. — Mr. Rasevoft, a luwyer of New York, 
who spiled in die Baltic last week, on route for St. 
Petersburg!!, it is said, is to be rHisedf to 1 a General- 
ship iu ’.hr Russian army. Several other Ameri- 
cans, it is reported, went' Out in foe Baltic to proceed 
to Russia. The New York Sun says: 


Since thy sesgc began |twd ffj»dre<[ Irtish. troops 
have deserted to the Russians, Deserters say Hint' 
provisions and ammunition are becoming scarce in 
the cityi'but ftiefe was no puttie. • f ft '■*<<. »i>vqei ] 

It was observed that the Russians were arming 
their stupe in (lie harbor, probably ip attempt a sm * 
prise by pea- «• . , i " ' ! 

General Lipraudie is deprived of his command, 
for u fautt committed at lnkerinau, on the oth of 
November.' ; i. . .up : 

Tue Da sc be: — Five thousand French troops 
reached Constantinople on the Silt inei.,on the way 
to tin* Crimea. • i, , 

The contingent of Umar Pacha's force to be sent 
to the Crimea is now five thousuud. Omar was to 
embark iu a few days. *' ! ,l 

General Guyou, Hassau Pacha, and ten Polish 
staff officers are ordered to the Crimea. 

The Baltic- — As soon as the English Heel wltli- 
drew from the Gulf of Finland, the Russian Admir- 
al Surrenotfput to sea from Sweabavg, on GtoU 14th. 
with nine ships and steamers, and was us far as 
Ligo on the 10th November. 

New Xona, Jan. 5.-— The Asia arrived at Halt- 
fax at nine o'clock On* morning, but die line in New 
York has been down most of the day. 


ol‘ l)ie ancients a present and positive one to them ; 
let them but live onMbe religion uf prophets and 
apostle*; and they are called fanatics. This is strcuge 
logic ; indeed so strange that a spin! in his simplioi- 
ty would tall it noasunse. We can understand the 
apdeites, however, belter than modern leacla*w, autl 
we iy.ii not forget that one of them declares that, 
tliougb even tliey, or an angel lh>m heaven, dared 
preach any other gospel titan that which they had 
already preached', the offenders should be pum 
tslmd with the curse of God. Let this be a warning, 
then. to those who speak of the most holy daitk 
of the apostles, as tire '‘fanaticism of the Mormons.” 

I no liesitaliou in asserting that it cannot lie 
preyed, either by reason, analogy, or revelation, that 
die Latter-day Saints are fanatic#. True, there are 
tells of thousands who will testify that God raised up 
Joseph Smith as a prophet, and bus established Has 
kingdom again on the enrth, and that those yfho will 
m« obey die divine message slutil be cut off from 
anting men, by the judgment of an offended God. 
Bar then, this is not fanaticism ; it is the very Umtlj, 
uiid; we do iudeed know it These are not gtoiu.d- 
leaf assertions, neither is Monaonism offered m the 
wif Id as a speculation — a rcligioq, the truth of villitji 
cat lot be known unul death solves the mystery, jind 
eer iiity declares whether it be the everlasting exulta- 
nt*: oi damnation of die millions who receive pi »e- 
jo^ it.' I am aware that this very confidence of^tftej 
M*?mons is taken as a sign of their tanaticism.^W' 
itg,i things as certainty and demonstration in religion, 
art considered by modem theologians absolutely im- 
possible. But how unscriptural and how unpliilp- 
so pineal is such a theory. That which is most true 
is the most certaiu- Truth lias an irreatsriblenees 
which no soDhistrv can destroy. What man with 


The Position of the Allies. — The Allies iji 
the Crimea have realised die fact that from being 
beseigere, they have, by die immensely superior 
force of the Russians, become in turn the beseiged- 
They are reduced io die defensive. The Londcni 
Times says : 

: • \ 1 1 i | ! • . > _ 

“A re-euiburkation is out of die question. We 
have not the means of carrying our allies with us 
and it were better to sacrifice every maa and every 
gun than basely and meanly desert them. Indeed 
were we alone, such an operation in the face of surih 
ail enemy is not to be thought of. ffoweves grave 
our situation may be, we tire spared the fluctuations 
of doubt and the agonies of uncertain councils. 
There is nothing for the Allied armies in the Crimea 
but to maintnin by their valor the position they hat e 
token up, or to perish under the weight of over- 
whelming numbers. The hackneyed alternative 
“to conquer or die," was never put before an army 
in a more peremptory shape. This is their duty, 
and We doubt not they will do it. They know how 
to conquer and they know how to die.” 

It may not be generally known that editors get 
one important item of subsistence at a very low 
price — they get bortd for nothing. 


The Baltic arrived out on Wednesday. 

Affairs before Sebastopol still continue unchanged. 
The weather 1ms been Very bad ami much sickness 
prevailed. The Russians mode frequent sorties 
against ike French, but were always repulsed with 
great loss on both aides. Reinforcements to both 
armies continue to arrive. 

Prussia declined joining the Triple Alliance ; but 
expressed a willingness to negotiate with England 
anu France, and with that view a. special Envoy 
hud arrived in London. 

Lord John Russell, in a speech in Parlimettt, 
looked confidently to an offensive and defensive 
alliance with Austria before the opening of the 
campaign. The foreign enlistment bill has awaken- 
ed angry discussions. 


BE CAR BFUI, HOW YOU SPEAK 

Hush ! why should you speak against the charac- 
ter of a female? It is all dial she has to depend 
upon in tins world. Just give the impression wings 
that she is not as good as she should be, and it will 
fly to every nook and comer of the town. The 
story you whisper will return in tones of thun- 
der, to astonish evein yourself, who was the first 
guilty wretch to repeat so base a story. A word has 
often proved die ruin of a. virtuous soul— a word, 
thoughtlessly spoken it may be, but repeated by an 
evil mind. Suppress any thought, which, if uttered, 
iniglu injure the character of feeliugs of another. A 
thought may be stifled at its birth, but a word spoken 
may never be lost. T " 


MARRIED 

On tbe ‘i6th December, 1854. by Elder Milo 'Andrus, 
Mr. Henry Ramfton, Into or Old Alreaford. Southamp- 
ton, England, to Mine Frances Dijovoodey, late of 
Latchford, Warrington, luigtand. 

At the same time and place, by Elder Milo Andrns, 
Mr. John Evans, Jr., lab] of Latchford, Warrington, 
England, to Miss Mary Ellison, late of Altrincham, 
Cheshire, England. 


SeUgraj&u $ isjatrjjes 


Weigh, everything you utter, sq 
that none may misconstrue or receive a wrong im- 
pression. Above all, never in a jest, whisper words, 
which, if true, would throw u bligln upon a spotless 
reputation. — [Boonville Missourian. 


From the City Press. 

LATER FROM EUROPE. 

ARRIVAL OF THE ATLANTIC 

New York, Dec. 31. — The steamship Atlantic 
arrived off Sandy Hook this p. m., uud was boarded 
by the uews yacht of the associated press, and her 
news telegraphed to the city about two hours uhead 
of her arrival at her dock. The Allautic met with 
an accident to her rudder head on the 16th, and was 
compelled to pul bqck to Liverpool, where site was 
detained tijl Monday ; she, therefore, brings dates 
to the ISth. 

The news as to the war is unimportant. 

Breadstuff's. — Market was firmer and prices 
slightly higher. Money unchanged ; Consols closed 
at 92. 

The New York packet ship Queen of the West 
was wrecked in Cardigan Bay •, all hands saved. 

The news from the seat of war is to Dec. 4th. 
Nothing could be done iu consequence of heavy 
rains. The trenches were full of water and ihe 
roads impassable. 

Omar Pasha was at Varna embarking nineteen 
battalions of troops for the Crimea. 




Missinq Vessels. — From the lirst of January 
last, up to the present time, as the Journal of Com- 
merce states, the records show flint fifty-two Ameri- 
vessels, of all classes, have been reported miss- 


Jolbnal at Madras. — C opies of the fiftu and 
sixth numbers of the Latter-day Saints’ Milleniat 
Stur and Monthly V isitor, edited and published by 
Elder R. Skelton, at Madras, have come to hand. 
It is an eight page periodical, of the same size of our 
Star. We rejoice to see that the faith and enter- 
prise of our brethren in the east are making them- 
selves obvious, and we congratulate the Saints in 
that portion of the globe on their possession of this 
new medium of intelligence, and ulso trust that it 
may prove u source of consolation, encouragement, 
arid iustr action to them, and a means of enlightening 
many honest hearts iu die true principles of eternal 
salvation and eternal life,. — [Milleniul Star, (Liver- 


can vessels, of all classes, have been reported miss- 
ing ; and of tliis number forty-six hove never been 
heard of. The total value of the vessels is set down 
at $595,700, and the insurance upon them at $343- 
000. The total number of seamen in them is esti- 
mated at 487. 


Ihe Committee — Supreme Court — Bill* Paeeeti, Sff- 

W ashi noton, Dec. 30, 1854. 

The Senate was in session a lew moments yester- 
day, and the House to-day ; but nothing was done, 
the session being held only with <t view td adjourn- 
ment rill Tuesday next. Washington is now the 
most stupidly dull place imaginable, with an entire 
suspension of tdl business, both public and private, 
uud without that extravagant and dissipated social 
(jaioiy which usually characterizes Washington soci- 
ety during the winter months. The President’s 
levee on Monday next is looked to as the opening’ 
of the season, to be followed up by private, soirees 
and parties till the close of the sesaion.uf Congress. 

The political circles are busily engaged in discuss- 
ing the Kinney expedition, Molina’s protest, arid 
Marcy’s reply ; the Dominicaa treaty, the action of 
the British and Freuch Consuls, nud Cnzneuu’s pro- 
test ; the Gibson affair, 'and the Adericuffihediation 
resolutions', last, but not least, the forthcoming. mes- 
sage from the President to Congress on, the subject 
of Cuba, is to be enumerated us one of the favorite 
themes for comment and speculation. When the 
President’s annual message wus given to the coun.-- 
try u voice of disappointment was heard coming up 
from every quarter, cotnplnining that-he had 1 not even 
so much as complimented the Queeu of the Antilles 
with a pnssing notice, although the Black Warrior 
ou'rage and many others of a similar charactei! re- 
mained unsettled. Tins singular omission iB charge* 
uble to Mr. Mart y, who carries his peace policy to, 
extremes, as is proven by the Gipson claim., As a 
deniitr renori to save the sinking ship, the .adminis- 
tration has at length determined to adopt the Ostend 
policy and kick up a war with Spain. The message 
is now iu course of preparation recommending a re-, 
sort to arms to enforce indemnity, and to seize, upon 
Cuba. It will satisfy the cravings of the most reck- 
less fillibustera, and must lead to the resignation of 
Mr. Marcy, who is opposed in toto to the whole 
movement, and the reorganization of the Cabinet. 
Such are the conclusions of the politicians here, 
drawn froti very safe premises. 

Mr. Marcy has prepared, in advance, a report to 
Congress; giving bis reasons r ■■ not enforcing the 
claim ol' Capt. Walter W. Greson, for indemnity 
against the Dutch Government. This claith was 
fully recoguized by Mr. Marcy a# being just, and 
Mr. Belmont was instructed to press it “temperately 
but resolutely upon the Dutch Government, and urge 
indemnity for the outrages.” After tins peaceful 
negotiation toiled, and the Dutch refused positively 
to admit the claim of Capt. Gibson— charging that 
the wrong-doer arid “brought the 


Tub Bisiiov and the Architect. — The follow- 
ing story is told of the "Bishop of London: Wanting 
alterations done in the palace of Fulham, he em- 
ployed a first rate architect to inspect the building, 
and consult us to whui was needed to be done. The 
business occupied the latter three or four hours, and 
the Bishop, on his report of the expense, determined 
not to proceed. He said, however, “ Be good 
enough to tell me for how muuli I shall draw a 
cheum* on account of the trouble you have taken.” 
“I tlinnk your lordship,” was file reply, “ a hundred 
guineas.” “A hundred guineas?” “ Yes, my 
lord.’’ “ Why many of my curate* do not receive 
so. much, lor a whole yoar’§ services.” “ Very true, 
my lord, but l am a Bishop in my profession.” The 
cheque was drawn and handed over in silence, but 
the Bishop sighed as he thought how a mitred archi- 
tect could charge the clergy. v. 


Parliament had opened. The Queen’s speech is 
wholly occupied with the war, except one sentence, 
in whtch the Queen says, “ I have concluded a 
treaty with the Linked Suites, by which discussions 
long and difficult have been equitably adjusted.” 

The rest of the speech speaks of the army in the 
Crimea with admiration and gratitude ; praises the 
co-operation of the French ; says she has concluded 
a treaty with Austria, and calls for instant reinforce- 
ments for the Crimea. The speech had no effect an 
the funds ; the debates on the address are interest- 
ing. A bill was read in the House of Lords to en- 
list a German Swiss Legion ; also a bill in die .Cbm- 
ipods to send militia garrisons abroad. Nothing has 
been said of b loan. 

The Danish Ministry has been reconstructed. 
Trade In China was dull. 

Parliament has voted thanks to the army in the 
Crimen. The session depends upon government 
measures, but it will probably aajourn in about a 
week.- 

Gen. Ostetn Sacken has arrived iu the Crimea; to 
take command of Daneuberg’s division. 

A private : despatch says that ratifications of the 
Austrian treaty were exchanged at Vienna, oh the 
14th. If fob negotiations now pending do not pro- 
duce a peace, Russia will call on the sixteenth man 
per thousand, equal to a million of men, to take the 
field as early as passible. 

kiii-sen Pacha has been appointed Turkish Min- 


Onb op ru* Men. — The Rockingham (Vo.) 
Register thus describes a citizen of Pendleton coun- 
ty, Va., Frederick Kejsfor by name : 

‘*H«* is now in his 88th year, and has killed dur- 
ing his life one thousand dee#, ten elk, three hun- 
dred be tire, thirty panthers, and fifty-three wolves. 
Verily/ he has slain his share of varmints He was 
a volunteer in the whisky insurrection— has a very 
young' wife, with two ipteresfing young boys — 
“chips of the old block” — one two years old and the 
ether four.” 


A Sensible Duel.— A friendly duel, says the 
8ah Joaquin Republican, took place on Monday 
afternoon, at Moquelumue-hill, between Mr. La- 
lorge* courtly cleric of Calaveras, uud a Mr. Dudley. 
They chose the unique manner of squirting Water at 
each other, to cool their wounded' honor. Ona-com- 
batant supplied himself with the hose of the Union 
Water Com|>atiy, the oilier with that 0f the Massa- 
chusetts Company. Marking the distance, wluch 
was about 20 foot, they commenced playing upon 
each other. The combatants withstood the cool ap- 
plication manfidly lor about ten minutes, when Bar. 
Dudley, thinking discretion the better part of valor, 
retired from the contest- — [N. Y. Herald. 


Kosta AOAiN ist Bonos. — The Chicago Journal 
of the 13th mst., learns that Martin Kostza recently 
met with a fall , and through dial means bps again 
been captured. No Marcy-ful interference, however, 
wilh be expectedv since the captive not only submits 
to his bonds, but actually boasts of them. The fol- 
liMving is the account uf the affair : : , ' f 

“In this city, on the 12th mst., by Judge H. L. 
Rucker, Captain Martin Kostza was married to 
Mrs; Lucinda MoF&U, of Chicago. 


Remarkable Prediction.- — The following is 
•tken from uu old volume of predictions, written in 
the lfitb century, and now in the possession of a 
genllemuu residing at Cltnrd, Somerset — 

-■ In twice two hundred years the Bear 
The Crescent will assail; ’■ '■ 

But if the Cock and Bui) unite, , : . f ;• 

■ i * Tils Bear will not prevail. . , 

Ju twice tea years again, 

JUit Islam know and fear. 

The Cross shall stand, 

*rtie Crescent wane, dissblve, and disappear.-*’ 


Narrow Souls. — It is with narrow-souled people 
as with narrow-necked bottles — the less they have in 
thetn, Ihe more noise they make in pouring it out. 


ister of Finance. 

Washington, Jan. 1. — The receptions by. the 
President and members of the Cabinet, and the 
Foreign Ministers had been more generally observed 
than usual. «<!•• 

' * I 

New Orleans, Jan. 1. — Advices from Texas 
slate that Chen. Houston will resign Ins seat ip the 
United Styles Senate at the end of the present 
session. 

The Indians of Te.xn8 are disposed to settle on the 
lands reserved for them. 

Independence, Jan. 1. — The Salt Lake mail, 
under charge of Mr. Emerson, reached here last 
night, bringing dates to the 3d. The parly iwere 
compelled to pack through the mountains, there be- 
ing from twelve to eighteen inches snow. Business 
is reviving A little at Salt Lake City. The; new 
route from California to Salt Luke, avoiding the duu- 
gers on (he Humboldt, was tried successfully by 
Mr. Greathouse, making the trip in twenty-five 
days. 1 •• 

A lew Cheyenne Indians were met by the mail 
party. The weather was remarkably pleasant dur- 
ing the latter part of thejourney. It had been as- 
certained by the Sioux Indians, themselves, that five 
of them, with a brother and son of the Big Bear 
chief, killed Jriinison and party, to revenge the death 
of Big Bear, killed by the soldiers at Laranjip, last 
August. H , ’ i 

New Yank, Jan. 2, 3 p. at . — The steamer Daniel 
Webster hup arrived with California dates to 


A Mexican caught running away with a negro 
woman, 'was recently tried by a jury at'Goliad, Tex- 
as, and sentenced to one hundred and fifty lathes, 
and to be branded with the letter T on his forehead. 


The True Medicines.— To feel Veil, you must 
take daily exercise in the open air. “There is more 
vitality in half-a-dozen swigs at the fountain of pure 
oxygen, than, in all the powders, piLb, and other 
fix ins pi' the vfhole rqce of potecaries. — [American 
Courier. 


Col. Benton and the Pacific Railroad. 

The Washington correspondent of the N. Y. 
Times, writes : ,, 

Col. Benton says fie has die Pacific Railroad in 
his pocket ; that is to say, he lias the uamesof twen- 
ty-three of the most eminent capitalists in the count- 
ry, to be put into a bill, as the names of members of 
a company to whom .Congress shall grant simply the 
right of way through the public lands for a railroad 
to the Pacific. These names were fqrnisbed him 
by Wm. F. Weld, die “ Railroad king” of New 
England. Every mou on the list is a milUodaire, 
and, aldiougb some ol them have not been consulted 
in the matter, Mr. Weld guarantees dint all of them 
will consent, te'lake part in die enterprise. The fol- 
lowing is the list ; 

Hon Abbott Lawiance, William Sturgis, Robert 
C. Winthorp, Samuel Hooper, William Appleton, 
John M. Forbee, John F. Thayer, David A. Neal, 
H. H. Hunnewell, William F. Weld, William 
Amory, nil of Boston ; John C. Brown, of Provi- 
dence, R.L; Wm. R. Rodman of New Bedford. 
Mass,; Erastua Coming, of Albany, N. Y,; Qeorge 
Griswold, T. W . Perkins, Watts Sherman, R. H. 
Winslow, Edwin C. Litchfield. Geqrge Bancroft, 
Thomas Tilesion, John A. Stephens, R. B. Minturn, 
all of New. York. , I( J . ‘ I ‘ 

; Col. Benton proposes to introduce a bill giving 
these gentlemen the right of way for a road, leaving 
diem to. select the route, and giving no aid whatever 
from the Government, nor any promise of aid. He 
thinks he will get his bill dirough, and that the Com- 
.pany wifi go on with the work at once. 


Capt. G. was the wrong-doer nrid “brought foe 
evil upon himself” — then Mr. Marcy discovers, for 
the first time, that this Government cannot enforce 
the demand, as the outrage upon Capt. G. was 
clothed iu judicial forms. He says, in his report of 
foe case, that “we cannot go behind these judicial 
forms unless we yield to other Govennents the same 
privileges ns respects the proceedings of our own 
Courts. And why, I would ask iu foe name of our 
judiemiy, should we shrink from any investigation 
into the diameter of our legal proceedings ? If “we 
ask nothing but what is right, and submit to nothing 
that is wrong,” why should we seek protecconf from 
the closest scrutiny into the justice and lutegrhy of 
our “judicial forms? ’’ And is it international that 
the Dutch Indians shall rob and imprison American 
citizens, apd by cloaking the outrages with judicial 
forms escape chastisement? Humanity revolts at 
the idea. The sage conclusion of the Secretary of 
State comes rather late. He has been urging a claim ' 
for indemnity for outrages commuted on Capt. Gib- 
son by the Netherlands India. If foal claim was 
uniust, he should not have sent the instructions he 

v.7 . ir • t > - * .L . ’ill; 


Sixty Ykars Acjo. — O n Chrisimas Day, 1794, 
the ship Betiiey, 190 tons was launched in Salem, 
thermometer 80 degrees at noon. The grease ran 
down the ways, and men and bays indulged in 
swimfog as in streamer. — [Boston Atlas. 


A man came into a printing office to beg a paper. 
“ Because,” said he> “ we like to read foe news- 
paper very rnujeh, but our neighbors are all too stingy 

In InlrA ' 


Ladies wishing to punish their husbandi, will de 


well to bear in mind that a little warm sunshine will 
melt an icicle sooner than a north-wester, i 


SeiktT Raspings. -^—D eputy Sheriff Higdon com- 
mrtfed a resident of Hamehown to the County Lu- 
natic Asylum, yesterday afternoon, who lias lost his 
reason through the influence of Spiritualism. For 
several days he had kept himself armed with a gun 
and a revolver, and occupied- himself in shooting at 
imaginary objects.— -[Gin. Times. 


the 8fli. 

The steamer Star of the West left Sari Juari on 
the 23d ult., for New York, with 250 passengers 
and $700, Q00 treasure. 

The California mails axe quite unimportant, 

A Russian privuieer had arrived at San Francis- 
co. having eacaped froni the. Allied fleets, 

The f S.' frigate Columbia, with Mjinister 
Wheeler add Ex-Consul .Fabens jcp board, had ar- 
rived at Grey town, at whieh town there were eight 
British maa-pf-war. 

The U. S. steamer Princeton was at Aspiriwall. 

Arrival of the Asia — Prospects of the war. 

^Nicw You*, Jtan. A.— The Russian' defenses On 
the south are estimated at one hundred guns stronger 
than when the seige commenced ; while on the other 
hand, the British hod erected a very powerftil new 
battery, not yet opened, on an eminence north of the 
valley of Inkerman, commanding every house in 
Sebastopol, besides being another step towards the 


letting consequences rake care of themselves. The 
Committee on Foreign Relations, to Whom was re- 
ferred foe correspondence on this subject, will report 
at an early day in favor of enforcing the claim. 

The Supreme Court will be engaged until Wed- 
nesday next, on cases No; 37, 38, and 1 89 — Me Blair 
et id. v. Oliver’s executors. These eases j depend 
upon the facts involved, and will consume much tinfe 
in the arguments. The object of the appellants is 
to set aside a decree in bankruptcy, of be admitted 
as beneficiaries in the assets; The plaintiffs are 
Boston merchants. PiqH-.j'ao.ura'LkfcT i Ik**;-' 

. Cpngre^j has passed sixty-one bills up tp this 

time. 


A fndn asked another, whom he was about 
16 help to chicken, whether he wished the wing or 


the leg? “It is a matter of indifference to me,” 
replied the ofoer. “And infinitely so to ine,” re- 
plied foe carver, laying down His knife and fork and 
resuming his dinner. : 4*' 


“ Ma, ,v said an inquisitive little girl, “ frill rich 
and poor people live together when they go to hea- 
ven f” * Yes, my dear, they will beall alike there.” 
“ Then, ma, why don’t nob and popr Christiana as- 
sociate together here?”., The rich mother did not 
answer. 


A firm faith is the beat divinity, a good life ie the 
best philosophy, a dear conscience .foe best law, 
honesty the best policy, and temperance foe best 

Pfiy®P‘ .;.vfc • K' its hstpujn . >!■ m\ J ; ... 

*ii jfc ] 43 jp' 

•j* si ibart# ,«foj * 


Who Fovoht the Battles or Englad? — It 
appears that of the 1400 British killed at foe battle 
of the Almav no less than 759 were Irish. 




3JX IO 



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Speak not in the gift of tongues without understand- 
ing it, or without interpretation. The devil can 
speak in tongues; the adversary will come with hia 
work; he can tempt all classes; can speak in Eng- 
lish or Dutch. Let no one apeak in tongues uulest 
he interpret, except by the conseut of the one who is 
placed to preside ; then he may discern or interpret, 
or another may. Let us speak for the glory of 
Abraham, Noah, Adoun, the Apostles, who have 
communion with these things, and then we shall be 
among that number when Christ comes. 


the Son of Man shall send forth his angels,” Ac. 
All these authoritative characters will come down, 
and join hand .and hand in bringing about this 

work. ; 

The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mus- 
tard seed. The mustard seed is small, but brings 
forth a large tree, and the fowls lodge in the bran- 
ches. The fowty are the angels. Thus angels come 
ibme together, to gather their children an* 
in. We cannot be made perfect without 
they without us. When these things are ] 
Son of Mon will descend, the Ancient of 
we may come to an innumerable company 
have communion with and receive in- 
ram them. Paul told about Moses' pro- 
spoke of the children of Israel being bap- 
He knew this, an* that all the ordinan- 
blessings were in the church. Paul had 
itis. and we may have the fowls of heaven 


this city, relates an incident m roal hie weii wortny 
of record. Though it may be unnecessary, we will ^ 
remark, by way of preface, that tunoug Friends, as 
among world’s people, all professions and all trades, , 
from a doctor to a seaman, are represented; and, j 
better yet, tire dose-fitting bonnets sometimes shade 
prettier fuoes, and the sober-hued dresses cover more 
-kindly hearts, than you shall find in days, of search 
among recognized beauties. •a’ 1 ’- 1 * ' 

Well, « bevy of these fair ones were gathered 
last Saturday afternoon at die house of oue of. their 
number, whose lather is a noted physician a man 
with the prefix of G. for a name, (at least we will 
give him that name now. > It was imottl fashioned 
sewing circle meeting. Garments were made lot 
the poor during the afternoon — after tea the young 
men were to come, and they all expected “ a nice 
time” before they went home. When they sal down 
at the tea table, all were in high glee, but their 
mirth was checked by the sudden sickness o! tie 
mistress of the mansion, then eugaged in pouring 

> was obliged to retire, 
excellent, and all appetites 
that her absence was leat noticed than 
• ' ' i. After the meal was 

young lady complained of not feeling well, 
with Mrs. C. 

men, and 
were at a stand 
thought she 
Another 


* bread op life. 

5 ; Albeit for tick of- bread wi> dia, ‘ 

Die’ in a hundred Homeless ways— 

’Tie dot for bread alone w* cry, 

?? In these our later days. 

‘4 (t is Itot fit that man should Spend 

; His strength o« frame, his length of year*, 
y It, toiling for that dally eud — 

\ Mere bread, oft wet with tears. 

\ That is not wholly good or gain 


article D 0 tW)Wr<f*t hi. c/tobltehnKnt. With lncnr*i»j 

tood., and oostonxllou* non roonw, —o arc cu». 

.. ._ 

PH ANCtS LHHKHB. 


.... following arUcnwcfot Md* Urtrit* t»|, 
fire ; 20 bass LaitUiT* > . 

chert. and cliwis IropertaJ* Yunils Ur*^ 11 and Black T *A 1 , 
«. uo*. wholo Bcmwr ; 6 bos* AWpl«0 
acaaco Nutmcis*; J Hal® doixsa! ,c, „ ; . ■ 
ground Snlcea; 26 do. Oa*l«c Soap > 

- ■ ■ 20 iwctca Citron i . v 

; 26 barrel* latiiwde Atmoudi.; 


Mdro Baptisms — Improving Prospects In Phila- 
delphia and la New Jersey. - 
Elder Samuel Harrison writes from Philadelphia 

as follows : '< . ■ 

We called a conference in thia city on the 2d oi 
October, when there were reported 1®) members, 
including Elders, Priests, Teachers and Deacons, all 
in tolerably good standing. This branch was left pi 
my charge by Elder Jacob Gibaon, now in die vol- 
ley, four years ago last March ; it then numbered 
128 souls. Since that time, there have been 100 
souls added by baptism ; the greater part of tins 
number have gone to the valley, aud some hove 
been out off. The saints here are, generally speak- 
I inor, in Door circumstances, but wiah to gather ps 


FRANCIS LHPKHV. 


' Which a*al» the mind and sears the heart, 

The life long labors to sustain 
Man's perishsble part. 

His Is the ueed, and his tha right • . 

' Of leisure, free from harsh control, 

That he may seek for mental lighi-i 
And cultivate bis soul ; 

Leisure to foster into bloom 
; Affections struggling to expand ; 

So shall lit* thought, w»tb ampler mom, 

Improve his skill of band. 

> 

'.And he should look with reverent eye*, 

} Sometimes, on Nature’* open page ; 

Not solely are the wondrous skies 
f’ For school-man and for sage. 

Hearth’s ffower-huea blush, bear Va star-light* 
burn, 

> Not only for the happy few ; , 

To them the toiling man should turn, 

For lofty pleasure, too. 

But If ye take his blood for broad. 

And drive him in one dreary round, 

■ Since he and h.s must needs bo fed, 

Ye crush him to the ground. 

His mind can grow no soaring wing, 

His heart can feel no generous glow ; 

Ve make him that wretched thing— 

A slave, and yet a foe. 


IjOTJIS'ESPENHCHI 

WAGON MANUFACTURER, 


earner at Broadway amt I.nbeaome Hiaarl, 

I OPPOSITE EMMHE M ILla^*.- . - J • 

KOKril >r. LOBI», M«. 

Doe. S, ’64. 

OHTl.tlvmiBaT 10 troty^eeBSre- 

JVFtat xwaoiy.oad liaJdeoa ware to allevlati tiemoo •uflortng ibu 

w« *«4e, purity , and MM#p : « •“•> - 
11 Win hPAl Uu U**i riant or s<»I« vm^aat a 

SvwtSbSS^ Sq*W few* to itat 

' ,f Reait* tba tuUoorlac extract of a *««• k> mrentretoW. preot * 

la wonder Wl ettlcocy: 

a bund ban aastoBBDTO ainar. 

. „ — ■ . — .V—- oi. i b»vo been runedns for two 

belts d «•*« nltojieUter Wind. I w*. 
years wun rocnn»M _ nhvsk-laiw. but none cl them could do um> auj 

SSSSfeS'SS 


out the tVagram beverage. She 

The food provided was < 

were good, so i — — - 

it otherwise would have been, 
over, one 

and volunteered to keep company 

It was nearly time lo expect the young 
amusements as well bb occupations 
still, when another ol the guesta was, or 
was going to be sick, and ofl she went, 
and another complained and retired, until at last 
every one had gone to those unknown regions “ up 
stairs.” The parlors were deserted and dark— the 
young men arrived, and looked blank. The scene 
“up stairs" wua, aside frorp the associations, ex- 
tremely ludicrous. On beds, on lounges, on chairs, 
on rugs, and even on the carpets— wherever recum- 
bent positions could be secured — our beauties were ] 
its, and make l0 ^ found, and eauh held fast for her own speuial 

month. use 50 ^ wash bowl or other appropriate snide, 

with Thomas f| ave y 0U ever visited the ladies cabin of a steamer 

Colborn ° and Elders Wiliam Trace and Skidmnte, or p^ket the first duy out at sea ? Here was a couu- 

visited the saints at Toms river, New Jersey, where te ypurt of the scene. .. 

we found a branch of fifty-odd members. The saints Presently the physician came home, but he could 
there received us very kindly, and we found a good nol relieve either his wife or her guests— at least nol 
spirit prevailing in theft midst. We held a confer- unti [ he found out what the matter was. He called 
ence, and 54 members were reported in good stand- f or ^ ( . 00 i fi but received no -answer. Going to the 
ing, including 4 Elders, 3 Priests, 2 Teachers, and kitchen he found Ute poor girl groaning and in tem- 
1 Deacon. Many good saints have been gathered. j,le distress — and she had a bowljoo. He visile 
from this place. ru. 

The fore part of this month I paid them another 
vftit alone. I was with them 10 days. I preached 
every night I was there. We had full congregations ; 
the people seemed to be interested in the truth. The 
result is, I have baptized 15 into the church, and re- 
baptized nearly all the members, who seem to have 
a desire to renew their covennnu. axw* ouux aire8h in 
the work. There are many that are believing an 
will soon be in the church— amongst these is an old 
Methodist preacher. J 


sessed the kingdom. Thia not only makes us min- 
isters here, but in eternity. 

Salvation cannot come without revelation ; it is in 
vain for any one y> minister without it. No man is 
a minister of Jfesus Christ without being a prophet. 
No re* 1 " can be the minister of Jesus Christ except 1 
he has the testimony ol Jesus ; and this is the spirit 
of prophecy. Whenever salvation has been admin- 
istered, it has been by testimony. Men of the pres- 
ent time testify of heaven and of hell, and liave 
never seen either ; and 1 will say that no man knows 
these things without this. 

Men prol«88 to propheay. I will prophecy that 
die signs of the coming of die Son of Man are 
already commenced. One pestilence will deso- 
late after another. We shall soon have wai and 
bloodshed. The moon will be turned into blood. I 


on their way to Liverpool, the saints have gone lorth 
and renewed their covenants by being re-bapnzod, 
and I am happy to say dial there is now a belter 
feeling amongst diem dtan there has been for many 
years. We have now a very large hall to meet un 
and many strangers come lo hear preaching, aud I 
think there will be a good work done here diis win- 
ter, from present appearances. We have organized 
the official members, and set them to work visiting 
the saints. We have the city divided 
and require the officers to visit the sail 
a report at the council meeting once a 
During this summer, L i» company 


wifely egaiagMBStgj 

Ua!Fe, whfcV 1 bavoiMUrilUUcd on ihc tho CWtwr of Main u>4 

t D-fc-a**, «n ew*m S oat my h«v„.«k. 

XAmlnti boflf. - T w nOIT. 

, i 


About tills time, iu reply to many enquiries, i gat e 
oh explanation to the Priesthood, and many princi- 
ples connected therewith, of which the following is 
a brief synopsis : 

The, Pricsdiood was given to Adam ; he obtained 
the finsl Presidency, and held the keys of it fiom 
generation to generation. He obtained it in the 
creation, before the ivorid was formed, as iu Gen. i, 
36, 28, He hud dominion given him over every liv- 
ing mature. He is Michael the Arch-angel spoken 
of in lite Scriptures. Then to Noah’wlio is the angel 
Gabriel ; he stands next in authority to Adam in the 
Priesthood; he was called of God to his office, and 
was the futheT ol all living in his day, and lo him 
was given the dominion. These men held keys first 
on earth and then in heaven. 

' The Priesthood is an everlasting principle, and 
exited with God from eternity, and will to eternity, 
v/ithout beginning of days or end of years. The 
keys have to be brought from heaven whenever the 

” . vrrt at- ... aAlfnololl fmm lurfta 


the still standing table and carelully inspected the 
tea, apple-sauce, the preserves, the butter— every 
thing. He made no discoveries. 

By this time the cook bad partially recovered, and 
be took her to task. “ What did you put into the 
biscuits to-night ? " “ Sure, nothing, zur, (oh dear, 

oirb- T 1 onlv what I always does.” “ Well. 


TYPt founders and dbaxehh in paper, 

SI B«s SB LMtuft Street. St. Louis, Mo., 

PRESS DRPOT — SH.UtK AI.l.KV, 

BOKOBa^t'LOW»lS& .od every O.hor utlrt. 

iaaaagaasi 

ol BOOK MM NEWSl AF»U 1* r "> cw Bcriea 0( Gorman Men. 

“SSSEK ^'i’mta.CTis.nu oi tte prloclpn Type 

tlio Unltctl State, and are proparrS to mi»nlcn>.ol<X2«<I fmm anyrped- 

“S.ykfS^a^wb.nd . largo .apply of ftsrws.nl i» 
tjy/. papkri alto. CAP* LBTTBJU5D, COLORED) ®oti JlAMLLA 
WFimsfcARDS^ndCAkD BOARDS, all of vrl.lcn will be ioM t» Sit 

“^aSSw^SSittPnfO AND BNORAVIHG -111 b. pmi.pl] 

“Sntoi or Printer* rrnhlo* to «.titl)l!ili . oe-kpaper or Job Prints* 
01Ti<e, —ill be rurakbed with tut oitlto.to In detidl lor *Se JMW&T 
Irith’eX ol thopeper, or th.p.ttloolRr .tyKtmtdqumtUtyef <°* 

“wOODTTPB-* lam. MKrtment .lwiyi on bimA 
rt^Old Trpo tAkou lacxchaiiffo tor new at lUac coawpor pou»o 

tort. «MIM to all rontr cart «t ml. .'.Ptbummelt it **■ 

"^•’St. , Z t 

bakes anx> confectioner, 

So. 1T1 N. E. Cornor ol Market and 7»h Street, 

oat - AtrlO A/A 


Mormonism In the Crimea. * 

Elder J. F. Bell, President of the Malta mission, ■ 
write* to President F. D. Richards, Liverpool, under ! 
date of October 16, 1854. From this letter, pub- 
lished in the Star, we extract the following mterea- ' 

ting items : • 

Having received a batch of letters from the two 
branches of this church, now in the east, namely, 
the “Floating Branch," and the “Expeditionary Fo- 
roe Branch,” and their contents being somewhat in- 
teresting, I send you the chief particulars, from which 
yaiy will perceive that while war with its attendant 
horrors is raging, the gospel still progresses through 
the instrumentality of these brethren. For the mer- 
oies of God in preserving those brethren, and still 
adding to their number, we feel to return Him our 
heartfelt praises, and to call upon all saints to do 
likewise, and join with us in prayers for tlieir con- 
tinued preservation and prosperity. 

From a letter from Elder H. Russell, 22d Sep- 
tember, Sebastopol, I learn dial on the 20th a batde 
was fought at a place called Alma, (2000 killed) in 
which our brediren were engaged, but no one was 
even wounded. Elder West of the 93d regiment 
had baptized one. From other letters, I learn of 
die baptism of two others, aud that many were ex- 
pected to enter die church when they could get into 

winter quarters. 1 i 

From Priest S. Ballard, (Rifle brigade) I learn 
that he was invited by some Methodists to preside 
‘ over their meet'nga. This invitation he accepted ; 

1 but having convinced one of diem of die trudi of 
the work, the remainder broke up, and do not even 
! meet among themselves. The one continues to in- 
1 veBtigale the work with increasing satisfaction, and 
’ is expected, together widi another, to be baptized 
shortly. Brother Ballard ia creating considerable 
' stir in the Rifle brigade. He aud a brother Paul of 
’ the Royal Sappers, meet neatly every night for pray- 


UKB BEGETS DIKE. 

ys since, a lady entered one of our dry 
i on Merrimack street, and wished to 
le blue Thibets. She was informed that 
those blues” had been sold the day pre- 
id some green, which was a really 
and would suit her just as well, “if 
" “But I wish for blue,” said 
but you had better try this 
well if you only think 


vious, but tney m 
splendid article, 
she only thought so. 
the lady. “Yes ma’am, 
green ; it will suit you just as 
so.” The storeeeeper evidently thought he had 
struck a bright idea, and kept insisting in about the 
same language. The lady finally concluded she 
would accommodate the gentleman, and allowed 
him, in accordance with his earnest request, to cut 
off some of Ute green. When the package was duly 
prepared, the lady moved towards the door, with a 
smiling “good morning, sir.” “You have forgotten 
to pay me," said the storekeeper. “That’s no mat- 
ter,” replied the lady ; “it will suit you just as well, 
if you only think so,” and she actually walked away 
leaving the gentleman pondering on the effect of hia 
own wit, and the remarkable facility with which she 
“stole his thunder;" The general opinion appears 
to be, the lady was nol “green” if the Thibet was. 
We go in with the majority.— [Lowell News. 


Aupear. more lair *o view 

Ttl.Il yomlrr luMTOB. Jail” 

H. time by .11 wu r»t«<! ! 

HU boouiu —ells wltli prtdo; 

Wbllo th«y .Omlrtng gttznl, 

He raJ.erl IU. vole* aud crlod— .1 
« Friend., would you liavo my Joy, 

And vrtu »n cqum l.uui. 

Your Hat* on Broadway buy; 

1 .1 Th.ro’. n low morn led— U» »m«.” 

The GREAT RATIONAL HAT STORE. 

g@rOF CORINTHIAN MALI., J5$ 

aor BROADWAY, 

ESTABLISHED OTH MARCH, 1849, 

FOR THE BALE Of 

PINK ST. LOUIS MADE DRESS HATS, 

FOR $4 EACH! 

HOB’ A 

LUSTROUS, STYLISH, AND DURABLE St'PK' 
DRRSS hat 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

VOK A 

fur, plush, or cotton cap, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL’ 

FOR A. 

FUrt; OR W*bOL BOFT PELT HAT, 

GO TO CORINTIAN HALL: 

FOR AN 

INFANT’S FASHIONABLE FANCY HAT, 
GOTO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

29? Broadway ; 
gSTBTG HAT jbA 
Hor.m’M- ..ill ,.JZ- 

_ GALLAGHER & CO., 
Practical Dy«ra aaff, BCOiiirai*, 

Ho. IU North 3d «L, 3 d«n Jtrom Vine, Soulh Cde, aud No. WO 
at . hotwft-n 6lh .ml 7lh, St. tout. Mo. 

BP H*vwnp«»a their now mu* c *vapIWu* Ml8Wurtmi«^ 4 J 
racmT mSS C 0 . 1 ., PinUloooa, V««t», &c., Dy*d, Sroarol 
ncatty repalfcdi ! , r^f. 


Mm, on the mount when they \yere trammgurea ue- (] 
lore him. The Priesthood is everlasting— without ( 
beginning of days or end of years; without father, t 
mother, ^tc. If there is no change ol ordinances, ^ 
there ia no change of Priesthood. VV iterever the ^ 
onlii unices of the gospel are administered, there iB j 
the Priesthood. 1 

How have we come at the Priesthood in the last 

4ays? It nine down, down, in regular succession. , 

Peter, James, and John had it given to them, and ( 
they gave it to others. Christ is the greal high , 
Priest; Adam next. Paul speaks of the church 
homing to an innumerable company of angels — to 
ihe judge ol all— die spirits of just men made per- 

fect to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, 

%c.: Heb. xii, 23. 

; I saw Adam iu the valley of Adam-oudi-Ahman. 
He called together his children and blessed diem 
with a patriarchal blessing. The Lord appeared in 
their midst, and he (Adam) blessed them all, and 
foretold what should befall them to the latest genera- 
tion. See D. C. , sec. iii, 28, 29 pars. 

This i* v hy Abraham blessed his posterity — he 
wanted to bring them into the presence of God. 
‘They looked for a city, &.c. Mores sought to bring 
"the children of Israel into the presence of God, 
^through the power of the Priesthood, but h* could 
W In the first ages of the world they tried to es- 
tablish the same thing; and there were Eliases raised I 
up who tried to restore these very glories, but did 
not obtain them; but they propesied of a day when 
this glory should be revealed. Paul spoke of the 
'i dispensation of the fullness of times, when God 
Would gather together all things in one, &6 ; and 
■-hose men to whom these keys have been given will 
have to be there, and they without u* canpot be 
made perfect. 

These men are in heaven, but their children are 
* on earth. Their bowelB yearn over us. God sends 
^jowa men for flu* reason. Matt. 18-~41 ; “ And 


't Departure or the Clara WaKELim.-i-Tlie 
Clara Wheeler, with 421 Saints on board, including 
infants, cleared for New Orleans on the 24th ult. 

Elder Henry £. Phelps took the Presidency of 
the company, with Elders John Parson and James 
Crossly as his counselloaa. We commend these 
brethren and their company to the watchful care and 
protection of our Heavenly Father, and trust that His 
blessings will constantly attend them in their journey 
to the land and cities of Zion. — [Millenial Star, 
(Liverpool,) Dec-,®*- ^ 


If the work takes a start m that division oi me army, 
it may extend from that to another, and so on. At 
present the baptisms have taken place in one division 
only. 

Elder A. Downes, of the Floating Branch, has 
two persons ready for baptism the first opportunity 
thdy can get. He baa sent me an qrder for books, 
&c. All the brethren of that Branch, and those of 

There 


the E. F. Branch, were in good standing, 
has been a frightful mortality from cholera, both in 
the army and nayy. On board the Brittania, about 
one hundred deaths had occurred. 

From the Branch in Malta, I may say we^ are 
the work. Although cholera 


SALOON., _ 

rn». M . H - TR A V R R8, plCASUT* in RAJrt!U?to ntm * ri ' > * (V .- 

Jvi mcr*,on<l tHo public, tliat «be ba»« saloon 
r. ii-iirV Tbsitrs j whw she !* s* all lime* raartr to - «>_ 

Oon|ocU»Mt«# ot all klitf* to*****' 
tho twto of Ibe fplcuro.. , , j_4.1 

Mo*. *8, ’•*<} -ij. ■: .... 

EX A N D E R DOW , 

M stmtoelum of all Wn*of 0OPP»Bj«N, A^D SKKJJ’Jff 
W V.RK, DOW’S MDvBBS’ LAMPS, WARBANTBD .UK 
No. 9 Wlto, Nalls, Axe*, Ox-Chains* *«•> an* . 

_ COOKINO WVM *^t ro^lD hand. 


united and rejoicing in 
has raged on every hand and taken away many, yet 
it was only permitted to pay us a hasty visit, the or- 
dinance of anointing proving, with God’s blessing, 
efficacious in one moment, for which we .ever feel to 
praise God every time we think of it. 


<C DR. WHITE, 

HOM(EOPATHIST. 

121 Pine Street, between Fourth ana Fifth. 
ST. LOUIS, MO- 


..^oUror out- ditto*, adapt* lotoouro of Biufjw 
Lalro, Ciilltonii*, an,l Oretran, may b« round at No. 133 Mar* 

t—eirn 6th and Sih. St. l>uila. Mo. * •> 

window GiaM 8*10 and 10 x 19 . 

No*. '18, *64. - . '! '' 

“ s. J. I-EES 

LOCKSMITH, CUTLER AND SAW-fT 

No. .SI Morgan, St. St. Louis, Mo, 

‘Ldtoi*’ and Bm—ro* Shroia, Carjamtora’ anil Cooj-ro’ Tool*' 

a- r^owiof. awl aganta ol property, rtoanib oant .wapi 
i of bwirdtog bouaaa and botala — Ul Sod thotr ortai* protoV*? ** 

1 •rwMi’H 


TEA 1 TEA ! I TEA 1 1 1 

km, THE TEA MAM! 

RETAIL DEALER, 

lORNBB OY FOURTH AND eRKBN 8TRBRT9. _ 


The Forlorn Hope.— T he editor of the Courier 
& Enquirer, who has recently returned from Europe, 


says that the 93d Highlanders, the regiment which 
received and repulsed the charge of Russian cavalry 
with such coolness on the 25th of October, ’has vol- 
unteered to lead the storming party when the 
breaches are opened at Sebastopol. Probably not 
one of the gallant fellows will live to know whether 
the attack is (nccaasfol or not. 


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SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDETH IT NOT. JESUS 


LIGHT 


Godhead; lo, go through a preparatory work, similar 
to the one we &jp now engaged in on this earth. 
From this principle we may also conclude, that our 
Father in heaven was once ad we now are, a so- 
journer upon an earth similar to this, where the 
powers i of ; evil for a time held sway, to afflict, trou- 
ble, and. perplex Him and His fellow-sojourners, and 
that He in this way learned to feel for the afflictions 
arid infirmities of H>s children. , 

The Redeemer of the world was also a “ man of 

By experience 


bring it under subjeoMou to me taws or rigmein®- , 
ness, under which it was organized, and. through the 
keeping of which, it wilt be . enabled to attain the 
otjett of its creation^ To accomplish this desimble 
end, and lay a foundation for an eternal increase, 
requires a constant exercise of the will, a rigid de- 
tednination of purpose, and a concentration of action, 
aided by the enlightening influences of the Holy 
Ghoet. The Lord, iu Hts wisdom, lias surrounded 
us with a chain of circumstances which compel us to 
exercise our faculties for the attainment pf either , 
good or evil, but it is left to us whether we will 

the organization of 


Devoted' to Science, Religion, General Intelligence and 
Sews of the Day. „ 


• KD1TBD AND HJIIUHM M 

ERASTIJS SSOW. 

Or rick: Basement or Cmomh, C° lof r- R or JvV»th 
Street and W aihinoton Avenue. 


sorrows and acquainted witli grief. 

He acquired a knowledge of , evil, and overcame evil 
with good, and kept the law of righteousness, through 
which he obtained His exaltation as “ King of kings 
onid Lord of lords,” “ and aits high and exalted op 
the throne of His glory ; ” as it is written!. “ He re- 
ceived not of die fulness at first, but continued from 
^race to grace, until he received a fulness." 

It was by no sudden transitions, no miraculous 
power, that these holy and pxoited personages attain- 
ed! to their present position. They, like us, coip- 
menced to drink of some of the smaller streams 
which flow from the fountain of eternal knowledge. 
Tl^ey received the ordinance of baptism, and the 
Gift of the Holy Ghost, and brought everytliing per- 
taining to themselves into complete subjection to the 
sanctifying influences of the latter. The Holy 
Ghost is a celestial power, forming a port pf the 
Godhead, an emanation from its personages, and 
will lead lo eternal life all who are (lie willing sub- 
jects of its influence. The more perfectly we are 
subservient to its power, the more it will increase 
upon us, untd we shall be able to control others by 
its operations through us, and begin to bear rule in 
die kingdom of our God. , 

As is now required of us, so those who have gone 
before us learned the principles of self government 
before they acquired dominion over others. While 
in their low condition, the spirit of their Father rest- 
ed upon them for dieir direction, comfort, and conso- 
lation, and revealed to them dungs in heaven and on 
earth, up fast ns they were capable of receiving and 
toakiiig a proper use of them, for their own benefit, 
and die building up of their Father's kingdom. In 
die same manner the Spirit of pur heavenly Father 
will rest upon us, as we purify ourselves from every- 
thing that is uncongenial to its nature, to turn the 
bevs of knowledge, open up the fountain of svisdom, 
make ue feel the preludes of eternal joys, and enable 
us to endure those trials and afflictions which, W® 
must pass through in order to be made perfect. 

i We talk of progression, and pray that we may 
aijrive at perfection, but we never shall until we be- 
gin to practice what we believe, and strive to attain 
to' that which we pray for. The way to arrive at 
this most desirable result, is to go diligently to work, 
aud make ourselves, and the will of God concerning 
ud, the great study of life; to examine ourselves 
thoroughly, and endeavor to understand wherein we 
have departed from the laws of nature iu our habits 
of life,, wherein we have introduced unnatural sub- 
stances into our bodies, whereby they have been in- 
jured, and filled with imperfection, and then use 
every means in our power, and particularly call to 
odr aid temperance, cleanliness, and a cheerful spirit, 
and by these means endeavor to remove our imper- 
fections, and strengthen the principles pf life. In 
doing these tilings we fit our bodies for the reception 
j of the Holy Ghost, which will increase upon us in 
exertions to become fit temples for 


meat, of His purposes. There is an immense variety 
in the gradations of matter, and also an equal varie- 
ty of laws by which that matter is governed. The 
lesser sphere is governed by the higher, through an 
infinite succession of inteUigencies. Therefore, 
whatever changes are necessary are brought about 
by the Uglier law which governs those portions of 
matter ip be operated upon. Consequently, there 
are no miracles, according to the generally received 
understanding of the word, viz., something done 
contrary to the established laws of nature. God is u 
God of order, and not of irregularity and unnatur- 
al disturbance. It may be asked, what has tliis to 
do with the principles of self government ? I an- 
swer, everything. We need not expect the Lord to 
perform some unnatural ad to accomplish our salva- 
tion, buj in order to attain it, He expects men to keep 
the laws of their sphere, even os He observes the 
laws of that in wUch He moves. To keep these 
laws, is to increase in the principles of eternal life ; 
to break them, leads to disorganization, or eternal 
death. 

The Holy Ghost is a natural element, it works in 
a natural way, and its operations produce natural 
and unavoidable results. It cannot produce ,the 
same beneficial effects upon those whose bodies are 
unclean, whose blood ia corrupted with the deleteri- 
ous influences of tobacco, tea and coffee, impregna- 
ted with the fumes of alchohol, or weakened and' en- 
ervated Sy gluttonous habits or undue indulgence in 
the gratification of lustful desires, as it can upon 
' those bodies whose hlood is undfiled, and pure, aud 
who are not lavish of the principled of life and vital- 
iiy— in short as those who keep the laws of nature, 


choose the good, and increase in 
life, or the evil, and go down to disorganization and 
death, These circumstances are necessary Cor the 
increase of our powers and faculties, through their 
being properly exe raised. Only a very small por- 
ting of mankind have, any adequate conception oJ 
because circumstances, do not 


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their inherent powers, 
develops them. 

The proper use of knowledge already in posses- 
sion, will not only continually develops the powers 
of! life within- ourselves, but will enable us tb shed 
abroad its redeeming influences upon this creation, 
which through us lias become degenerated. 

Self government is the first principle- of celestial 
law, the foundation of eternal lives, and the begin- 
ning of the means by which we can lay hold of the 
powers to cOrae, and arrive at those exalted conditions 
•Which will fit' us for the presence of the Father. 
Tyranny, avarice, murder, lornication, and adultery, 
with their many evil effects, including war, pesti- 
lence, and plague, whioh have filled the earth with 
mtnirning and sorrow, are the result of perverting to 
evil purposes those intellectual capacities, varied de- 
sires gnd inclinations, which were given to man for 
his growth in the principles ol eternal life. 

None are in the way whieh leads to a celestial 
glory, until they begin to restrain themselves, and 
control for righteous purposes these degenerating 
influences which have been increasing in strength 
for many generations, through tho transgressions of 
thpir fathers, and make that use of every part of 
th^hr organizations which will tend to increase their 
strength and power. All things which the Lord 
created were good when He finished them, and not 
wily so iu themselves, but adopted te good purposes. 
In all the dark catalogue of- lumun, puamv. 
propensities, which corrode the hearts of men, and 
blight the bfetter feelings of their nature, there are 
uone but what, if controlled in righteousness, would 
become blessings, and tend to exaltation. Anger, 
wfien subdued arid governed, gives determination of 
purpose, and energy of character. Courage is per- 
verted when used to oppress the weak ; or to shed 
thp blood of the mnoceht. It was' designed to stim- 
ulate to noble deeds, to succour the oppressed, and to 
siistniu the principles ol righteousness and truth. 
The desire to accumulate wealth and influence 
serves continually to develope the powers -of the 
trend, in modifying and re-organizing the elements 
with whioh we are surrounded. When perverted, 
this desire leads men to intrude upon the rights of 
others, and to assume to themselves an undue share 
of the blessings of life, and to the exclusion of equal 
01 ; superior worth. Men stimulated by a righteous 
ambition, will strive for power by doing good, and 
by being superior to others in everything which 
tends to perfection and happiness. We often think 
aid speak of attaining to the powers of the world to 
come, as if it was the work of a few short years, and 
a$ though we expected an immediate transition from 
contact wifiv the crude elements of this “ dark and 
dreary world," intoieAhthe great responsibilities and 
ejealted occupations of the next, 
j This terrestrial globe, with all its various organi- 

tlie similitude 


BY ELDER JAMES A. LITTLE. 

In the morning of creation, when Adam and Eve 
avere still clothed in the glory End beauty of on im- 
mortal state, the Lord God sat'd unto thertt, “ Be 
fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, and 
subdue it ; and have dominion over the fish of the 
sea,, and over the fowl of the air, and over every 
living thing flint moveth upon the enrth.’’ — Gen. i. 
28. However short and simple this commission 
compared with its importance, we 


may appear when 
I darn from this passage that God created Adam, 
and then authorized him to rule over all the lower 
orders of creation pertaining to this earth. We 
foam of no limitation to his authority, but rather 
that it extended to the subduing of whatever op- 
posed him. 

Lucifer, iu choosing a channel of communication 
through which to tempt Eve, selected the serpent, 
because he “ was more subtle than any beast of the 
field which the Lord God had made.” Satan ap- 
pears to have exercised equal wisdom in selecting 
the woman as the object of his* temptations. From 
her weakness he probably anticipated success, and 
he was not disappointed. Be this as it may, it is 
quite sufficient for us to know that Satan succeeded 
in his plans, and that the fall of man wns accom- 
plished through the disobedience of the woman. 
Although not directly asserted, yet it appears from 
the context, that on this account the Lord said to her, 

•< I will gready multiply thy sorrow and thy concep- 
tion ; in sorrow thou shall bring forth children ; and 
thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule 
ot*r ihte.'' — Gen. iii. 16- 

However independent of Adam, Eve may be sup- 
posed to have been before the fall, after that event 
the Lord placed her in a secondary position, tosliare 
responsibility with, but at the same time under tlie 
direction of, her husband. 

This placed the man at tho head, and left no one 
betwen him and his Creator, to whom he was ac- 
countable for the use he made of his authority. 
Power and authority are invariable accompanied 
with responsibility, proportioned to their magnitude 
and extent. This responsibility wns so great upon 
Adam and Fve, that by breaking through one re- 
striction, they introduced the seeds of mortality in 
themselves, and implanted the principle of dissolu- 
tion in all that beautiful creation over which they 
had hcen set to rule. From that time death has had 
power to destroy, and will continue to have until 
brought into subjection to the principle of life. We 
have not learned that the Lord has yet deprived men 
of that authority with which He originally invest- 
ed them, or released them from any of its obliga- 
tions. 

. If, through men, the earth and all things thereon 
have degenerated, then through their agency must 
all things be restored to their primitive purity and 
excellence, death be overcome, and eternal life again 
pervade all things. 

These things open our uiiuds to the practical ap- 
plication of the principle, that mankind are not only 
responsible for their individual acts, so far a« they 
directly affect themselves, but also for the state or 
condition of whatever comes within their Supervision 
or influence. 

Having shown, to a very limited extent, the great 
responsibilities which rest upon men, I will endeav- 
or to make plain to the understanding a few things 
' which are necessary for them to do in order to ful- 
fil those obligations in righteousness. 

The spirit of man was, in the beginning, and still 
remains, a 


Lord has opened up the way, shown us the road to 
ixRval in. and gives His Holy Spirit to all who will 
prepare themselves to receive it and obey its influ- 
ences, that their rnindsmay be enlightened and their 
understandings quickened, that they may not go as- 
tray. If we revert back to the early ages of the 
world, and consider the perfection and purity of the 
bodies of Adam, Enoch, Methuselah, and others who 
lived upon the earth for several centuries in vigor 
and strength, and then reflect upon ourselves — the 
weak and effeminate creatures of a few days, or years 
at the most, we can form some little conception of 
how low mankind has fallen. There was nothing 
miraculous or supernatural in those ancient worthies 
living hundreds of years. They lived because the 
principles of life were so strong that the elements had 
not power to overcome them. In those early ages, 
men had not become such adepts as have later gen- 
erations in perverting the blessings of the Almighty, 
and turning them to evil. Mankind soon conceived 
u great variety of evil desires in their hearts, and 


proportion to 
ih to dwell iu. 

J The Lord ia decidedly a being who will assist 
those who help themselves. He has brought us into 
this probation, with the power of choosing what we 
will serve. All nature, in its various spheres, has 
been created under fixed laws for its government ; 
and through obedience to these, each part exercises 
its proper influence over those which surround it 
But in addition to. this, the Lord bus bestowed upon 
man the power of free agency, to obey or disobey 
these laws, and thereby to choose life or death. 

j There is a principle which pervades all the various 
orders of creation, powerful in its effects, yet so com- 
mon in its operations, that jt has as yet received but 
little attention. This is that power whioh one or- 
ganization possesses over another, usually called in- 
fluence. We live, and move, and are moved upon, 
by its operations. This principle, like everytliing 
dlse pertaining lo man, is capable pi being used by 


rtight be answered, “ even in our day ; ’* for since 
the efforts that are now rooking for the improvement 

J id settlement of the Jews in Palestine commenced, ,j 
e rains have fallen more than they have fori many r *r 
M1 age before. No question is more often asked ie^ . 
spotting this land, than It What can be done to re* , 
claim it from its barrenness?” I know not that a 
better answer can be given than this — Cultivate it, 
mid trust the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for 
the “ former and laltec rains."n r [ Jewish Chronicle. 

j - Within ten years those hitter rains, as a matter of tart, 
Have again appeared ' Tiin party who hove gone from 
America to conduct an agricultural enterprise in PnlesV 
Hno, team from the Inhabitants that they have lately hod 
showers in April, after the close of the usual rainy sea- 
son, which phenomenon has not been witnessed by their 
i ncnalore for generations back. This party also bear ; 
witness to the same fact. ITtfolng been there two or thres 
Reasons, they have witnessed the fall Of copious showers 
Ih April snA May. *• “ 1! u> U ivi.eox* 


zptious aiid laws of progression, is in 
of the celestial sphere where God the Father dwells. 
Wo find in this stale of existence that men hove to 
acquire knoivledgeby the slow process of experience, 
apd that whatever they attain to that is great and 
good, has to be acquired by individual exertion and 
obedience to the known laws of nature. < We appear 
tp be iucapabie of progressing any fester than these 
foeans will admit of. When vie are resurrected, if 
that resurrection is with the juBt, the circumstances 
which will then surround us will, no doubt, be far 

S perior to anything we can now conceive of. We 
ay safely conclude, then, that the attainment of all 
knowledge, and the possession of eternal kingdoms 
find crowns, are only to be acquired by what now 
appears to us, a long course of obedience to the laws 
lif nroirression. We read in Rom. vi. 16, “ Know 


periect organization in and of itself. ; It; ye not, that to whom ye ; 
possesses the powers necessary for progression in obey, his servants ye ar« 
die scale of intelligent organizations. It was organ- qf sin unto death, or c 
ized from the elements of n celestial world,, and is guess.” From this pass 
the living, acting principle of man. The tabernacle subjects of anything \ 
ot flesh is a portion of grosser material, organized Cur actions, whether il l 
from the inferior elements of this terrestrial world, mesmeric Operator, the 
and is indebted to the life-giving power of the spirit avarice, ambition and ] 
for its superiority over the grosser matter with which virtues which exalt the 
it is surrounded. The body is given to the spirit as fid, the body vigorous, ai 
a starting point from which to increase in dominion, Ghost to dwell in. Wl 
and the power of propagating eternal lives. Here- within us, it creates a 
in, then, is the foundation of all our glorious hopes about us, and fits us t< 
for the future, in improving and perfecting the body, elements of celestial life, 
that it and the spirit may become perfectly united, We read in Doctrir 
blended together in all their, operations, and fiued that “the works, and tin 
for an eternal union in the worlds to come. This is of God cannot be frustn 
the starting of that great principle of union, which' is to naught, for God dot! 
to bind together all things on eanh and in heaven, neither doth he turn to ti 
We must first be one within ourselves, before we neither doth be vary •& 
shall have power to become one in each other, and therefore his paths are si 
as he is one in the Father, eternal round." From 


A letter from an intelligent and highly respectable 
Jhmericau, sojourning in France, to the National In- 
telligencer, after stating what he considers the pres-v. 
hat aspects of the war, says : 

j “ It is, I fear, but thq prelude to a general war 
over all Europe, which' will convulse tlie civilized 
j vor ld • destroy thrones,' create new kingdoms, illu- 
sory and momentary republics, vandalism, taxes, (ri- 
per money, loans, general distress andjruin, and hc*-- 
jrible carnage.” 

; The careful readers df prophecy have long locked 
for such convulsions in this age of the world’s history. 
The fact that they come in fulfilment of prophecy, 
proves that “ the Lord God Omnipotent "reigneffl,** 
And that terrible as these things are in themselves, 
they are the necessary precureers of a brighter day. 
:when pure Christianity shall bless all nations. 


years, but just as long as life may be desirable, and 
then the transit be easy from a mortal state to immor- 
tality and eternal life. Then the visions of eternity 


finally one in Christ, 

• unto the perfecting of our salvation. From this it is 
evident, that our first duty is to subdue that evil 
which the Apostle Paul said was ever present with 
him, and acquire perfect control ever the body, and 







to reign, is trampled under fool . life lias lost its bliss 
to me. Mnt more mum. 

Remember me in love to brothers Atulrwh, Taylor, 
Felt, ft-. Clinton, Spencer, and all and every servant 
and friend ofj the people of God. And may the 

jaoa<»^Jtksuigj) if ,1k Irfttd 

you, and may success crown your every effort to 

bring miiveroal peace and righteousness upon the 


fioient to last till spring, so great is the demand. 

In consequence of the United antes troops in the 
city and Territory, and California emigrants that are 
wintering there, drunkenness was found to be ou the 
increase, in consequence of which the City Council 


t^jnporal^sbr yourself, jjrives .and 

children, $1! byloitg to hint. a#tjl he lias only placed 
you as a steward over the same, and in his own due 
time he will call upon you for an account of your 
stewardship. Then before that time comes, do your 


Tfie arfryle Conjpined igpour cbj^Sms. |§ Tnimc 
t). Augel, architect, will give our peluleirs n pifeuy 
full descriptiou of the temple of the Lord, uow being 
ei'ected in the tops of the mountains. We advise 
you to pay your tithing and help to build it, that 


S A If Li R ii A V , JAN 


and xeuulmg 


He also states that President 


ue\ up? 0 it, and. rpcpivfedre ] 
It Yntisf be cheeriffgto did Si 


every morntng jutd evening,, yotir tampy tp prayer., 
and before Von partake w 'fob 'food' to> iuCtaui lifo. l 
ask the Lord to bless it, that it may do you good, for 
(ho Lord most assuredly requires you toefe this, in 
Order tlfu fbqf may show jtqur n»sppd|tj> him befoijb 
your family, that your family may take pattern by it 
anJ fespeti'yoe T buf on Bie"otli'er TiaraT THrotTre? 
ho necessity in those things, bur aav you will pray 
when it suits yon, you will ask a blessing on the 
food you eat When it suits you, you will assemble 
With the saints when it suits you, you will obey the 
servants of the Lord that are set over you when il 
suits you, depend upon it you are setting a bad ex- 
ample before your children, and when they grow up 
they will do the same things, unless they fnH into 
the hands of those who Will teach them the Ways of 
the Lord but inasmuch as you will do the things 
that the servants of the Lord require' you to do. no 
matter hefw simple they may appear to be to you, 
the Lord will pour out his blessings upon you that 
will cause your hearts to rejoice. On the other 
hand, if you reject the council and will of those men 
that have been sent to preside over you in this stake 
of Zion, you will find that you are walking in the 
broad road that lendeth to distraction, instead of be- 
ing saved m tire kingdom of God. 

Then, Brethren and Sisters, our desires and pray- 
ers for you are that you contend for that faith which 
was delivered to foe saints, nnd do everything that 
shall be required of you, in order that you may ob- 
tain eternal lives in the kingdom of God. Even so. 
Amen. 

Written in behalf of the High Council. 

MILO ANDRUS, Pres’t 

J. S. Caxtwell, Cl’k. 


Young has commanded all foe Presidents, from the 
first quorum to the last and least, to purify foem- 
. selves, and purge their .Quorums of all evil doers, 
foul if pure qieople may .remain, that will do the will 
of the Lord in all tilings. 

~ Anofoeir ^ extracf"froin^ EHfer ’ Jobeph Cain; says 
that there has been a new route discovered to Carson 
valley, saving 400 miles ; it goes west from Toole, 
and south of Marys river. He also says that broth- 
ers C. B. Huntington and S. A. Kinrie, who had 
just returned on the route, say there is plenty of 
grass and water every day, and a first rate road. 
This confirms the statement made by brother Ed- 
wards. I would also add that letters from my family 
bring the joyful tidings that all is weH in Utah, so 
far as foe Saints are concerned-. 

Dear brethren and sisters, I hope you’ll strive to 
lay hold of the spirit of reformation, and purify your- 
selves that you may meet your brethren and sisters 
ere long in the valleys of the mountains, and be pre- 
pared to partake of the greater blessings of the Lord 
taught by his servants. 

1 am. as everT your servant for Christ’s sake and 
the Gospel’S. MILO ANDRUS. 


news of the condition and prospects of the Saints in 


Nejlr Orleans. James MegnVr. 

Ale. anil Tcnii-j H. W., Church. 

Hnmson counw, Taj^rva, WUIUuri MnttiuJnle. 
Milan county, Texas,' S. M. -Blair. 

Praaton Thomas. Traveling Agent for the South 


Your v deyotqd friend and brother in foe new 

«. I l J'JyW i ; .1 imif !ri.a.i 


Vufo, v A different scene is presented, by our corres- 
poudente; to the scenes enacted m other, fcitiaa, ter- 
ritories and countries. While turmoil, distress, pov- 


nant, / _I;j S. M. BLAIR. ) 

The fullauung Unea,.\v«ni gj.vea 19 ^ster JEast, by 
the Spirit : 

.OU Father of'tihe power divine, ; J.> j 

1 'Thnt fteoda ui in tSte‘ truth to shine,' • ' 

May we proclaim to all the earth 

i i; The (father of our noble birth ; , 

That when wo do obedience yield, 

Tho pHoly Spirit is revealed ; , 

And. when we know and do Thy will, 

Thy promises are then fulfilled. 

. 9# v .-"TT: | x V J Jti» 

VARIETIES FROM JOURNAL. 

It is said that the devil is a great liot; if so, he 
1ms many profouml students. u 

Wisdom is purchased through experience. 

Few men arc acquainted with the law; how much 
less with the tcuv of salvation. 

Editors of journals should never suffer pro to enter 
their columns, except they grant eon foe privilege of 
closing: or, visa versa. 

Drum shops are on'the wane in Texas; junk but* 


SnTacfuTtery ,’rev 


Springfield, 6., \. R. Wright- 
Pittsburgh, Pn., B. F. Winchester. 

Georgetown, AL Bartow. 

Keokuk, Iowa, Charles Clark. 

Philadelphia, kamuet Harrison, 5W Poplar, at 
New York, John Taylor. 

Helena, Ark., Alfred Gay. 

Pecan Point. Ark,.' L. J. DeLopatr. 

Bluff City. Iowa, Win. H. Folson, and L. O. Llttlefie 
Maquakcta. Iowa, J. Dalrymplc. 

Gmvois, Mo., Charles Maxwell. 

Fairfield, Ind., John Wickel. 

Aiquinn. Ind., Stephen Golding. 

Alton, III., Henry J. Hudson. 

Ccntrcville, 111., James Kinney. 

Lowell, Mass., Ellskim 8. Davis. 

General Agent for Massachusetts, N. H. Felt. 

San Josej Cad-, J. M. Homer. 

San Bamldfno, Cal., C. C. Rich. 

General Agent for Utah, Hon. Z. Snow. 

Cqdar City', Utah, Hon. I. C. Haight. 

Traveling Elders generally will please act as sgents. 
A. L.' Siler, Traveling Agent through foe Wost. 


ertv, rowdyism, murders, nrsoi 
and bloody wars, are weakening, perplexing, 'and 
desolating almost every other people and country, the 
Saints in Utah are enjoying universal peace and 
All nature us smiling around them ; her 


prosperity 

blessings are profusely lavished upon them — foe ' 
blessings of foe ancient mountains and the lasting 
hills — foe blessings of ’the breasts and of the womb — 
the blessings of foe rich valleys and the fruitful 
plains — and sibove all, the blessings of foe holy 
priesthood, which foe Lord hath restored, by which 
these blessings shall be sealed upon foe heads of foe 
righteous, and' their seed for ever and ever. And 
there is nothing to hurt or destroy in all the holy 
mountain. Savage and ferocious beasts have occa- 
sionally appeared among them, but tho intrepid 
mountaineers have caught them, destroyed their 
fangs, and sent them growling to their dens. So 
bold and resolute are these men, that it is said, if 
their leader should but crook his finger, their at'iag- 
onists would never leave with a whole skin. 

The articles in our columns concerning the feel- 
ings and movements of the Jew's, and the blessings 
of the Lord upon their land, trill be read with inte- 
rest and pleasure by all lovers of truth who may read 
them ; showing, as they do, that the Lord our God 
is working in the hearts of that people, leading them 
to gather themselves together upon their own lands, 
in this generation, that the prophecies of the prophet 
Joseph may be fulfilled concerning them. 


3uMtions Anawerod — Tithing and Bmigration. 

We have questions asked frequently by letter 
from Elders, and others, at a distance. And which 
to save having to answer them many times over, we 
will answer in the Luminary, believing that they 
will be beneficial to the saints generally who axe 
scattered abroad. 

Question. -Is it the duty of the saints, scattered 
throughout the United Suites and British Provinces, 
to pay tithing before they go to Spit Lake? Ans. 
Yes ; and if they are not willing to do it, they are not 
worthy to go there and receive an inheritance nmong 
the saints. To whom shall they pay it ? Aus. To 
Elder Taylor m New York? Elder O. Spencer in 
Cincinnati, and myself in St. Louis. Wlmt shall 
they do who have barely enough to enable them lo 
emigrate ? Come up hither and 1 will tell them. 
Iif il the counsel of the church for those who are un- 
able to go direct tot Utah lo gather into the region of 
St. Louis and Cincinnati. Aus. Yes, unless they 


lies are in demnnd. 


/T\ LETTER FROM BR. TYLER 

Elder Oscar Tyler write* from Texas, as follows:, 

Dear Br. Snow :— -Although 1 have not a per- 
sonal acquaintance with you, yet I feel it my duty to 
write to you. I was sent to Texas by last April 
conference. My kin-folk are all living here, among 
whom ! was raised. , , . , 

If, you never saw a raw or green hand at the 
work, you might see one in me, for I feel that I am 
one ; but the Lord blesses my work until I am almost 
astonished at myself. I have baptised seven of tny 
kindred, and some more of them are believing. 
Some who were very friendly with me before 1 bap- 
tised any, have now turned their back upon. me. I 
have been preaching around in other places with 
more or less success. ■ . 

Texas is a very wicked place ; but there are as 
good people scattered about m this country us any- 
where else ; and it is iny desire to be an instru- 
ment in the hand of the Lord in finding them, aud 
convincing them of foe truth of foe Gospel of Christ. 

Brother Blair is doing a great work liere, in which 
I rejoice, 

I find I am not in the quiet volleys of the moun- 
tains ; tlm powers of darkness prevail here to a great 
extent, and sometimes are ready to lay hold qf me 
any how; but the Lord has blessed me so far, and I 

rlAitU not U<* lao vriil duToO U» QU« 4JUll If I UIH lUUUlUl. 

I see the blessiug pronounced upon my head by 
tiie servants of foe Lord in Salt Lake City, have 
been literally fulfilled. 

Yours in the Gospel of Christ, 

. . OSCAR TYLER, 


DIALOGUE. 

Elder. — Good evening, rif. '* 

Landlobdt-How are you? 

E. — I pm a traveling Elder in foe Church of Jesus 
Christ of Lutler-duy Saints, pncl travel and preach 
the Gospel without purse ami scrip. Cun I stop 
with you to-night ? 

L.— Yes, I reckon so. Come in aud take a chaff. 
Well, people have a pretty mess of things in Sail 
Lake, hpvei^t .they ? 

E— Why? 

L. — Don’t men have all the wives they want? 
By the by, how many has Brigham Young? 

E.tt-I don't kuow. I never had the impertinence 


St. Loins, Mo., Jan. Slh, 1865. 

Dear Br. Snow: — I resume my pen to commu- 
nicate through the columns of the Luminary a few 
things that I trust will be of benefit to your readers. 
Since u.y last, 1 went, in company with many of the 
St. Louis Saints, on the 1st of this mcnlh, to a New 
Year party, held in Gmvois branch 


LITERARY NOTICE. 

aduTK TRO-M LIVERPOOL TO salt lake vault. 

We have before us several copies of a first class 
work edited by James Linforfo, illustrated by a series 
of splendid steel engravings and woed cuts, from 
sketches made on the spot aud from life, in 1863, 
exclusively for this work, by Frederick Piercy. It 
contains a complete description of the route from 
Liverpool to Salt Lake Valley. It is to be comple- 
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L. — Well, (tow many liave you? 

E. — Allow me to ask you a question, 
have a plurality of wives in this country ? 
W—Na, we don't, 


We arrived 

about 12 o’clock, and enjoyed ourselves, in Company 
with foe Saints at Gravois, with a walk in the woods. 
It was a delightful day — the weather as warm as 
spring. The hills wore dressed with a mantle of 
green grass; the scene was calculated to move die' 
heart of man with a degree of the inspiration ol 
heaven. The groups of merry boys and girls showed 
dint they were enjoying a happy new yenr. At half 
past five p. m., the meeting room was filled with a 
goodly company of Saints, whose cheerful faces 
plainly bespoke that they had come with the full in- 
tention of enjoying themselves. We sat «® w 
fine old English tea; after the' 'tables had bben re- 
plenished foroo union, and all satisfied, the tables 
were cleared away, the meeting called to order, and 
prayer offered up in llmnks for past blessings ; then 
followed speaking and singing, which lasted until 
half past ten, when the company were dismissed. 
All repaired to their homes in peace, having enjoyed 
one of the best new year days that they had ever en- 
joyed in this country. The spirit of friendship seems 
to be on the increase. I pray the Lord to bless the 
Saints in Gravois. While numbers there feel to 
thank the Lord for the prospect which I think is 
dawning among them, there is more interest mani- 
fested in the sacred principles of the Gospel there, 
titan heretofore. 

J now wish to turn your attention to this city, and 
our prospects here since my last communication, De- 
cember 20. Ou foe second of January, the Elders 
and other Quorums met in the basement of the 
church. I attended ; and from hearing the testimo- 
nies of their own feelings, and of the Saints, so far 
as they had power to discover, all seemed to speak 
highLy in favor of that reformation so nobly com- 
menced in Utah, and working its way into every 
mission throughout the world. It makes every offi- 
cer who is posted in any position in any part of the 
great harvest field, feel bold and determined to 
thrust in his sickle, and reap and gather the vine of 
the earth that is worthy of being gathered. I pray 
the same all-inspiring spirit may he in every officer 
and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints. There has been four added to this 


the constitution of the United 

Stutes won't allow it. 

E. — (Seeing a Liuie mulatto, hoy jit foe yard)— 
Come here, boy; what is your daddy’s narpe? 

B. — I don’t; know- Maine says mistress won’t let 
her toll me. , . „ , 

E. — My children all call me daddy. 

L-tt-Do yqu lUfiau to say I’m foe father of that 

d—d, little nmlutlo { 

E.-r-Say yourself ; I said nothing abom it. 
(Landlord in a rage.) 

E.— Fret on old, coon nobody cares. 

(Landlady and servant enters.) 

L. — Say, old woman, 1 have a notion tq go lo Salt 
Lake and gel. me another wife. 

Landlady 

you will nevOr have me again, 
women ! 


j^mtn au>i> ai « axi jumx-Li v pm> npT — Ry letter 
from Pres’t. Richards, shipping ugent at Liverpool, 
dated Dec. 22, we learn the Clara Wheeler sailed 
again on the 7th Dec., and all was well on the 10th, 
when she parted with her Pilot 150- miles out. 

The Hilofe, with a large company of saints, in- 
clitding 210 P. E. Fund passengers, under the pres- 
idence of Elder Richard Balintyne. cleared for New 
Orleans on the 20th Dec. 


Well, you can go if you like, but 
Good-lor-nolhing 
Yes, I suppose they have all tho wives 
they want (here ; and if I hud them all tied up to a 
tree, I would be one to pack brash and bum them 
up; yes, that I would. ~ 

SBRVA«T-i-( Aside)— Round for old Missis ; any 
ting good, bound she want it all hersei. 

L.— Well, sir, the Mormons ore going to take foe 
United States, are they ? 

E. — Yea, sir. 

L. — I always believed it — in fuel, I know'd it. 

E. — Hold; don’t run off. It iqia long way to 
Salt Lake ; and understand correctly, we purpose 
taking foe whole world besides. tli 

L. — Why, how you do talk 
are there? ^ 

E. — I suppose there is a thousand in the field. 

L.— That all? (His face brightening up.) That 
all? Why, you couldn’t whip foe United States, 
then! , . . , 

E.— OJ», ye*. 

L. — How \ 

E.— We purpose preaching the Goepel to them, 
and teaching; them foe will of God, and they will 
turn Mormons ; and then we will have taken foe 
government, or converted foe people ; end we shall 
be then what we are- now — Christians of foe same 
government. t „. 

L.— Can you cast out a devil? - 

E.-— Yea, if he is not too big. X can cast him out 
sbul and body. ! , 

L. — Can you do a miracle ? 

E. — I will try, if you please. 

L. — Let’s Bee one. 

E,— Cut off your finger, then lwill show you one. 

L. — No, sir; 1 don't feel like it. 

E. — Nor J, neither. 

More anon- .i S. M. B. 


AM > Por the I.umltury. 

m LETTER FROM ELDER BI.AIR, 

Elder Seth M. Blair writes from Port Sullivan, 
Texas, dated Dec. 11th, 1864. We give the follow- 
ing extracts: 

Beloved Br. Snow — The friend of the God and 
the sen-ant of foe people — I have this moment re- 
ceived your interesting letter, which gave me much 
joy, and caused me to be filled with renewed energy 
and vigor ( if it is possible iu the work in which we 
are respectively engaged). 

1 have, since I last wrote you, Nov. 8fo, traveled 
and preached, bore my testimony, and counselled 
people continually in the way of truth and righteous- 
ness, having traveled 400 miles, which labor will 
augment my little company some eight or ten more, 
I believe ; and among the number will be one, if not 
three, of my brothers. My old friends have re- 
ceived me kindly. A favorable impression is crea- 
ted, I think, with all with whom ibbave met. I have 
called upon some of the members of the Legislature, 
my old friends, and gave them the right end of Mor- 
monism, too ; they willingly exchanged it for foe one 
they held. 

I feel my labor and service has been a blessing, 
so far, in this land, to many ; and the effect will be 
felt in my own family, and among my own connec- 
tions. The field of labor I have traveled an<j preached 
over is from 50 to 200 miles, and that in every di- 
rection around me. I have now an invitation to 


but owing to a slight 
casualty, she hod been detained, and hod not yet 
left foe Mersey when the letter was written. Four 
hundred and forty-six Scandinavian saints where 
also on foe way from Copenhagen and hourly ex- 
pected at Liverpool. i 


We are indebted to Hon. John M. Bernhisel, 
Delegate from Utah, for papers and public docu- 
ments. We hove also seen his very able vindication 
of the conduct of - Gov. Young and the people of 
Utah from the foul slanders of the newspaper press, 
which appears in the Washington papers of the 4th 
iast., but which came to hand too late for this weeks 
issue, but we trill give it to our readers next week. 


How many of you 


Since our last number was issued the Salt Lake 
m-ril has come to hand, bringing news up to tbe 
2d December Our space will not permit us, this 
week, to give a full acconnt of the very interesting 
news received, but we promise a brief summary of 
the* leading items, which will be interesting to our 
readers, both in this city and abroad. 

>The' harvest has been plentiful and abundant 
throughout the tiie Territory ; foe weather has been 
remarkably fine; foe general health of inhabitants 
excellent — very few cases of sickness known. The 
markets are good. Cora and grain of all kinds are 
in constant demand by California and our own emi- 
grants, a* well os by the United States troops loca- 
ted in Utah. . . 

Tho Bowery is that progressing. Large and su- 
perior dwelling houses are being built in all parts of 
foe Territory. Forts and fortifications are progress- 
ing rapidly in all foe settlements. Grist and saw 
miffs are multiplying in every direction. City lialls, 
eourtoit houses, music halls, seminaries, and other 
pubEc buildings are already erected, or in course of 
erection, beautifying foe cities of Utah. 

Our Indian relations are good. The Indians 
around Nephi, Manii, Fillmore, and other cities, are 
said to be very friendly. . WtUker aud several of his 
band passed tlirough Parapran early in Nov., and 
appeared very friendly. A large number of his 
tribe were tnet in Beaver valley ; they felt well, did 
not keg, but wished to unde. 

C?l. Steptoe and several of his company have vis- 
ited ware of the southern cities. They were pleased 
with , foe condition aud appearance of the different 
selfoiments, remarking that they were never more 
kintjly (received and courteously treated, nor did they 
wish to be. 

Ouql home manufactories are 


All letters and communications for members of the 
Alton Branch, St. Louis Stake, to be addressed to 
the care of Henry J. Hudson, box 228, Alton, 111. 
Deseret News and Millenial Star please copy. 


and renew their covenant. I feel to bear testimony 
that the word of the Lord is like a two-edgbd sword, 
and when wielded by a skillful officer, cuts its way 
and causes the hearts of those who feel disposed to 
practice iniquity, to tremble and fear; 

I have received several communications from va- 
rious parts of Utah, by the mail of fop 16th. I se- 
lect a few extracts that I know will be interesting to 
the Saints. 

Elder Esaiaa Edwards writes from Toole city. 
He states that the commanding officer of the- United 
States troops uow in the Territory, had forty square 
miles surveyed of the best portion of Rush valley, 
lying about ten miles south of foe city, where they 
have all their horses uud mules stationed, in conse- 
quence of which it makes n ready market for flour, 
beef, oats, com, vegetables, butter, cheese, and eggs. 
The prices are— flour, #6 per 100 lbs.; oats, *1.75 
per bushel ; corn, *2 per bushel ; potatoes, 75 ceMs 
per bushel ; butter 50 cents per pound ; cheese, 25 
cents per pound. It is a ; xi reported that foe main 
California road to Carson valley will go through foe 
city, there having been a new route discovered south 
of the desert, making the distance about 300 miles 
less, with plenty of grass and water. He states 
there never was sueh universal prosperity in that oity 
since its first location. 

The next extract is from Elder feaac Bowman, 
dated 1 Nov. 30. He states that the weather was 
very fine, health good, money plenty, and sill kinds 
of business lively ; foe produce market good for foe 
fanners— foe improvements in the city, in foe way of 
building, during foe past year, without a parallel, 
there having been about 800 good buildings put up 
during foe past year. He says that notwithstanding 
foe great quantities of goods taken to Utah by foe 
various merchants and traders, there will not be suf- 


ald Moboorat.) The people met in that neighbor- 
hood and took a vote upon my preaching there, and 
1 won the election. Mormonism is foe luckiest trump 
t can hold. 

f I have just returned here from Camp Jeddy, where 
already some of the Saints have assembled, and 
where we are wintering our stock. 

The Saints here are rejoicing in health, and iu 
foe gifts and blessings of the Spirit, aud are truly a 
good people. We have agreed to take twenty-five 
or thirty copies of the Luminary, and five copies. you 
may send to my address in foe valley. 

I design starting my company March 1st. I shall 
leave them so soon os I get them on foe Military 
Road, across the Arkansas river ; and design coming 
immediately to your office, to make such arrange- 
ments and purchases for them as they may want, 
and meet them again at Fort Leavenworth. I feel 
cheered by foemew^brofoer Taylor brings me from 
home. I should like him to send me five copies of 
foe Mormon to Salt Lake City. 

Liegret to hew of the death of our friends, but am 
happy to hear of foe progress of the work through 
the world — of foe organisation of a stake at Sl Louis, 
fiW-i . 

I will write an article for the Luminary occasion- 
ally, and will help to cool foe devil when they gel 
him raised. I am good on a ground sweat ! My 
feelings kindle and ignite like a Lucifer match whqn 
troops and coercive measures jfre spoken of con- 
cerning us. Have not people a right to self-govern- 
ment in a republican government ? .Yes, The very 
name conveys with it foe character of that freedom 
demanded by the vox poputx. When freedom’s right 


Beloved Brethren and Sisters, foe Lord requires 
you to obey his commandments now, as much as he 
did when you Paine into his kingdom ; you felt it a 
duty then to how to his commands, and knew it was 
right for you to do so, in order to obtain die bless- 
ings you were then seeking for ; and the blessings 
you then enjoyed came through obedience to the 
commands of the Lord through his servants, and 
every blessing that you ever will receive, must and 
will come through the same channel. Then we 
would ask you, do you yet enjoy these glorious 
privileges? if you do not, whose fault is it, youre, 
or the Lord’s ? We answer, the fault is on your 
own side, for yonr Heavenly Father is a 3 ready to 
give to you to day as he was when you first obeyed 
the Gospel. You then held in high esteem his. 
authorities upoh the earth, and have testified from 
time to time, that you knew they were foe sen-ants 
of the Lord, and when you said so, you felt foot foe 
spirit of foe Lord bore witness lo tbe same. 
Through this means, you showed your duty to God 
by respecting and holding up by your prayers and 
faith the Lord’s authority upon the earth. Is it not 
as binding upon you now? We say it is* if you are 
still in foe possession of the same spirit. Has hot 
Grid', in and through has sod Jesus Christ, given you 
foe means for you to obtain salvation? He has. 
Then every troth you are in possession of, all the 
good you can do, everything you enjoy— whether 


1 -. I From foe Gitjr Preta. 

LATER FROM EUROPE, i 

ARRIVAL OF THE BALTIC t, 

* 1 >(, New York, January Hv 

The Baltic arrived «i3 1-2 o’clock. Commodore 
Perry came passenger^-, War news is unchanged. 
The great event of foe week is Napoleon’s speech in 
the Legislature. It is warlike iff wine, but makes 
no mention of any prospect of peace, and was im- 
mediately followed by a loan of 600,000,000 francs 
being unanimously voted. An important meeting 
of representatives of tlw five powers had been iield 
at Vienna, but the resinf fraa not transpired. 

Affairs before Sctmstf.pol were unchanged. The 
Russians continue to nwBe sorties. The allies re- 
ceived 18,000 reinforcemsttits.' Tbe weather is more 
favorable. Nothing w & m the attitude pf Austria 
or Prussia. 

The British Jbreign enlistment bill become p law. 
Parliament bad adjourned!! 

The Liverpool markets were quiet. 

The Baltic left Liverpool early on Saturdaymara- 
ing, foe 30th tiff., and reaoheff her dock here af qpat- 
ter past three *. m. She brings 82 passengers. 

The Africa arrived oitgof noon, (lie 24fo. The 
Sarah Sand si had put inu2?Cork with her sails dam- 


increasing and im- 
proving, and bid fair, ere long, to surpass those of 
older Territories and States ; but our population is 
increasing likewise; and notwithstanding the im- 
mense ^quantity of merchandize sent across foe plains 
from tffis city and elsewhere, the demand is still 
greater than (he supply. 

Education forms a prominent feature in the news. 
The strongest plea for education is by the editor of 
foe Deseret News — A. Carrington. He says, “ we 
have tomfortable dwellings built, good forms opened, 
plentjy of stock around, abundance of provisions, large 
woodpiles, and a school-house in nearly every ward 
in Ottr Territory, and have the best and mOst intelli- 
gent set of children in all the earth.” 


V 





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P. 






ST1 LOUIS LUMINARY — SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1855 


tliey came for, ami some of them liuve since been pul 
in the cuugv (prison, solitary confinement ) house for 
three months, etc. This was rite best sign I had 
seen in India, and told brother Sankey so at the 
lime ; I was pretty sure that there were sheep close 


,'I have delivered oue lecture every Sabbath since 
my arrival in Bankok; some eight or ten Europeans 
generally attend. I am trying to lenm the native 
language? ft will, no boubt, take me from one to 
itvo years , the reverends say five; Mr. Silsbery, 
now on> bis way back to Ohio, I think, has studied 
the language seven, years, and can’t preach yet in 
Siamese. I will keep diggiug rill you all say 
enough, and then if you see fit to call me home, I shall 
be Irttly m heaven, and happy m the extreme ; or if' 
you say, “ Spend your days in Father India,” it 
shall be even so; not my will, but my heavenly 
Father's be done. , 

l tah is a land of peach ; India is nent, and the 
smoke of her torment gets thicker and thicker. The 
whole earth is defiled with broken covenants, and 
men and womeu are full of abominations. <?. w* 


ry place in that. county, to ] 
which has a good result ih 
brightening the minds of tl 
’tjhe luirvest has generti 


The railway expedition froth England wnsulready 
on the way, in seven steamers and two sailing ships, 
with all the material for building a railway Irom 
BalaklaVa to Sebastopol. The wretched state of the 
couwtry, from heavy rains, had almost put a stop to 
operations. Commomcatkm between Bidet and 
Single ropot was completely impassable, and a week 
had elapsed since a courier had arrived at Odessa 
froth; Sebastopol ; yet at .last accounts the weather 
had' improved, with heavy frost. _ 

Both armies were renewing their activity. 

Fruffc.v and England have notified the Swedish gov- 
enifteuft that all the Russian harbors in the White 
Sea ore to be stopped. 

A "Russian ukase has been published, saying, that 
whoever, after bailie, shall commit acts of cruelly on 
the wounded or uuresisung, shall suffer the penalty 
of death. 


Ijhe luirvest has genersttty been plentiful, and a 
greAt portion of the grain is now in the bin* ; the 
weather has been remarka^fy fine for making prep- 
arations for the winter. jp,.; V 

The progress in walling in the towns has been 
slot*, owing to the amount Jtf time required in the 
fall to secure die crops, muffin seme places-, from a 
want of energy. r. 

Seven hundred and fife? bushels of wheat had 
betai paid in the Provo Titfe ng Office, and was be- 
ing forwarded to the city by the bishop. Many were 
vnfung up on tfie subject t£ tithing, and making ef- 
forts to settle their arrearages. In the smaller towns 
a much greater observance of the law of tithing was 
manifest, os can easily be seen by comparing the 
town of Provo with Palmyra, which contains about 


sixty-five families. A Titlting Store-house is being 
built at Palmyra, also at Li3ce City, and Lehr, most- 
ly For tire preservation of vegetables. 

A Council Room is bcinr- finished by private sub- 
scription, in the upper partpf the Tithing House, at 
Lake City. A number of^ood dwelling bouses ore 
going up at Lelii and the <a)ier towns igXltah coun- 


E MIGRATION TO PALESTINE. A 

W I^btembUho, Oct. ,26. 
e are informed of a cc^templated emigration in 
mass to Palestine, the footer “land of promises” 
1’jie plan has already been ro far matured, that it has 
bden resolved to petition t% German Diet for its ta- 
tefeesaion with the Sublime, Porte to grout a tract of 
land for die above purpose; The origin of dtis idea 
of; the great exodus, is the peculiar view of the pres- 
ent social relations generally, and of religious life 
especially. Both are considered to havo fallen into 
decay to that extent, that i$i8 the duty and require- 
ment of every oue, to whop; the will of God and his 
own true salvation are yet deur, to disengage him- 
self betimes Irom this deg merating position. This 
the masses can accomplish only by turning their 
back to die Babel, ana gathering together in the 
Holy Land ; the**, unaffected by corrupt influences, 
to form a state in, which th# Will of God, as die high- 
est law, shall be recognized in its full power, and 
arrive at die desilred consummation. As far as we 
con leant, the petition to 1ft laid before the Diet has 
already received the signatures of 300 families. 
This intelligence is the tu-ire remarkable, since the 
families thus resolved to leave their fatherland for 
Palestine, are not of the Jewish, but. of the Christian 
faith. — ,[ Jewish Chromt-liSs Nov. 1(), 

A letter from Stutigaiw ( Wurteinburg) of Nov. 

18 -W , , ■ f ' ,’- V 

“ It may be remembered, dial a very numerous 
society was formed here %|tne time since of persons 
who, from purely religion^ motives, propose to emi- 
grate to Palestine. Tins ^society denominated itself 
‘ The Society for the gathering together of God’s 
People ip die Holy Land.’ It has just presented a 
petition to the Germanic Diet to the following effect: 
The Society prays the Diet to ask the great German 
States to address a demand to Sultan Abdul Medjid, 
requiring, first, a grant of land in Palestine, upon 
which the society may found a colony ; second, that 
the society may lu^ve the right to administer the civil 
and religious a flairs of tltis colony according to their 
oWfi ideas, that is, conformably to the word of God ; 
third, that the persons and property of the colonists 
may be protected against any arbitrary proceedings 
on the part of the Ottoman authorities, and against 
all oppressive taxps ; fourth, thut die colonists may 
be exempted from military service ; and fifth, that all 


DIED, 

In this etty, on the 5th inat., of fever, after an illness 
of 14 tlasm, Ma*y, wife of Thomas Barrett, late of Not- 
inighsm- England, aged 33 years. 

She diW a« idle had In fd, in the full enjoyment of the 
blrssingii of the Gospel, and looked forward with joy to a 
glorious resurrection to life and immortality. When 
asked hy'her companion if she feared to die, she replied, 
•• No. d-M only going behind the veil, slid T shall soon 
meet yctf again, so grieve not for me. 


but we tan urdnin some of them, and they can do 
their own preaching, if their officers will allow it. I 
expect I shall leave for the States about September 


i to uapuse her. llus was ui answer tv my prayer, 
and ulso hers, as she told me afterwards that site 
asked for it after she retired, which I did also. Af- 
ter she hod told me her desire; 1 went to look for the 
tank suitable for the purpose. Alter mV return, 1 
was walking in the verandah, and 1 felt as if all was 
not right some wuy ; what it wus I could not tell, but' 
I thought iliut perhaps she would gel out of the no- 
tion of being baptised, as some have done In this 
country after saying tliey were ready. But in a few 
minutes the mystery was solved. Sister Sankey 
came out and said, “ Mary is very sick, (you will 
remember that a few minutes before she was us well 
as ever,) and wants you to administer to her.” I 
went in immediately, and anointed her with oil in 
the name of ■* Lord Jesus Christ, and laid bauds 
on her; and ^,uuks be to the God of Israel, before 
We took our hands oil her head, for brother Suukey 
laid his hand on also, the pain bud entirely left lief, 
and mostly before I got through with unointiug. It 
was a very severe attack, similar to the cholera, but 
she was healed by the power of God, and was bap- 
tised, not the same hour, as 1 had to preach to a few 
afterwords. 

Also, (luring tny stay nere, I anointed a nutive 
Htinlou woman, who had been afflicted with pains 
lor four years. She was sister Huddeus Jah, (wait- 
ing maid, ) and lives at Burdwau also, and the paino 


Or October. 


'j r TRIP TO XTTjSB COUNTY. 

G. S. L. City , Nov. 23, 1854. 

Mr. Editor:— I left this city on Saturday, 11th 
instant, the day being cold and uncomfortable. I 
arrived at Lehi City much chilled ; visited the wall 
and Tithing House, which are slowly progressing. 

On Sunday at 10 o’clock I preached one hour and 
tliree quarters; iheii proceeded to Pleasant Grove 
and preached in the evening. On Monday I went 
to Provo, and found my family in good health, and 
very busy with grandmother’s piano, weaving flannel 
for the neighbors ; preached on Tuesday evening in 
llie Seminary. 

On Wednesday I went lb Payson, visiting on my 
route, the Fort Saint Luke, at the mouth of Spanish 
Fork Kanyon, where there are sixteen houses in die 
course of erection, enclosing a square of about one 
hundred by one hundred and twenty feet, generally 
with a story unda half building ; it is a good com- 
mencement, and will do honor to the energy of the 
builders ; it will be necessary, however, for them to 
enclose around their fort, about fifteen or twenty 
acres, with a wall eight feet thick and fifteen feet 


^ SIAM. 

The following is on extract of a letter from Elder 
Elans" Luddmgton to Elder George B. Wallace, 
dated Baukok, Kingdom of Siam, June 1. 1854. 

I atn situated in un insalubrious clime, among a 
few friends, and surrounded by many foes, who seek 
to contaminate and overliirow every righteous prin- 
ciple, and imitate the natives in nudity, debauchery, 
ebnoiy, &c. 

Siani has been grossl yinisrepresented by Ameri- 
can missionaries. The Rev. Mr. Smith offered one 
hundred ticknUs if the Europeans would not write 
the particuUurs to Singapore concerning Captain 
►Trail, who has betfh six weeks in durance for firing 
a salute ifi the roads of Singapore, on board of the 
king's ship. 

1 baptized Captain Trail and wife the first Sunday 
1 landed, and confirmed them at the same time. I 
thru'e have visited Inin in prison, and gave him 
some books. He will remain in prison till we can 
get a letter from Singapore. 

1 strived here on the first day of your annual con- 
ference, or the 6th day of Apnl, a stranger and 
alone in an uncivilized country. The first king called 
the goverttor to an account lor allowing a vessel to 
(Hiss Paokingham before lie got word, and was 
tiugged severely. His subjects erawl on all fours, 
and sometimes on the belly like a serpent, when 
they ‘approach the king. All Siamese subjects 
hai eflo work for the king seventy days and upwards 
each fXear. 

If?4 man gets into debt, and cannot pay, be is 
throw?! into prison, loaded with irons, and then put 
to tint! torture, their hands put into machines or blocks 
ot w;jod, and pinched till the bones crack, in order 
io draw out a few tickalls, when it is like drawing 
Mood xiut ot a pineapple They then become slaves 
and seldom gel their liberty. The king never feeds 
liis slaves or prisoners ; they have to beg or seal — 
but generally prefer the latter — or cut grass for the 
elephants, which now number fifty at the palace. 1 
visited ilium a few days ago; they ura known by the 
toimiijiisioii they hold ; tliey have from oue to five 
gold rings on their tusks. The white elephant is al- 
lowed to eat from a gold table, and always salams 
the king. This great auimal is proud of Iris office. 
The natives believe that their former king has trans- 
migrated into the white elephant. These animals 
kill a great many of their keepers every year; the 
king says it is their bad luck or misfortune. 

The king lias got this place well fortified from the 
mouth of- the river, or Packingliam, a distance of 
forty miles. Siam is a large kingdom, with parts of 
some utlnfr different kingdoms that have lieen added, 
and different tribes token and brought here as slaves. 
Part of Malacca was taken and nearly 1,000 slaves, 
men, women and children, for refusing to send 
yearly presents, us was said, but I was informed 
atterwards the presents were sent, but one of their 
oabotjB look these gifts to himself, and being found 


are encouraged to labor, but the apathy of the people; 
and their scattered condition, -together with the great 
opposition manifested by the priests, term much u> 
embarrass our movements, and to retard the progress 
of the work. 

Still the Lord has blessed us and our labors, and 
we feel assured that he will continue to do so. 

We received a letter from Elder William Hyde, 
on the 14th ins*., dated San Pedro, June 13, giving 
an account of the passage of the Julia Ann, and the 
safe arrival of the company of Saints who left here 
on March the 22nd. 

The desire to leave the coufiues of Babylon per- 
vades the mass of the Saints here, and they are 
striving with all their power to gather, so that it is 
expected that another company wifi leave here about 
April or May next. 

May God, the eternal Father, bless you, and pros- 
per His work in your hands, is the earnest desire of 
your brother in the Gospel. 

AUGUSTUS FARNHAM. 


high, to secure their slock, as they are located so 
near the mouth of llie kanyon, they will ibe likely to 
be troubled with marauding parties of horse and cat- 
tle thieves, who could easily retreat up the kanyon 
out of the reach of pursuit ; but from the well known 
energy of the builders of this fort, it is not at all 
likely that the outer wall will be neglected but u very 
short time, it being a light job compared wrth the 
advantages resulting therefrom. Arrived at Payson 
in the evening, and preached in the school house. 

Thursday evening I returned to Palmyra, preached 
there at 2 o'clock, and again in the evening ; some 
of tlte brethren there, iliinkiug that my family might 
need some bread, donated and sent to the Provo Ti- 
thing Office for my benefit, thirty-three bushels of 
wheat, and sixteen bushels of potatoes. The bishop 
of Palmyra had on hand in the Tithing Office, seven 
hundred and forty bushels of wheat, and a great deal 
had not been paid in, because llie bishop had not suf- 
ficient storage to receive all, as yet. On Friday I 
visited the fort built for the defence of Jacob Houtz’s 
grist mill on Spring Creek j it is quite a beginning, 
but would be betlpr if it was increased in thickness 
and height. In the evening I listened to interesting 
discourses from Elders Aaron Farr and John L. 
Smith, in the Provo Seminary, on tithing. 

Saturday, visited the Provo City wall ; the Music 
Hall, a new building fifty-eight by twenty-four feet, 
built by Messrs. Goddard, Pace & Co., to accommo- 
date cotillion parties is enclosed, ami will be com- 
pleted in a few weeks. Several of the brethren are 
engaged in enclosing Bell’s Hall, for a meeting 


the colonists may have equal rights, whether they 
may have been formerly Catholics, Protestant, Jews, 
Turks, or of any other religion . Daily News. T 


CRIME IN ST. LOOTS. 


The acquittal of Mrs. Baker and of Jackson, bdtft a0 
charged with murder, ih still fresh in the minds dP'T 
our citizens. In the latter case, especially, as far as dr 
we hnve heard an expression, the acquittal is uni- 
versally condemned by our citizens. Crime in our 
city is Incoming more and more rampant, for the 
reason that it is nol punished. Our people should 
woke up and see the wounds that are being inflicted " 
on society, the disgrace that is brought on the Ameri- 
can name, and the reproach that is cast on the pryt- , 
ciple of self government, by such unequal adminis- 
tration of the law as is frequently witnessed among 
us. If an old man, half blind, should be detected 
in trying to pass a counterfeit bill, and : be sent to the 
penitentiary for seven years, why should a man, 
tried for murder of his wife uud child, on the same 
day, be sent to the penitentiary for only Jive years? 

If a man destitute of a shirt, steals one, and another ^ 
poor man steals an armful of shingles, and both are 
sent to tlie penitentiary for two years, why are those i 
found “not guilty’’ — though proven upon them and 
they confess it — one of whom murders his friend),,, 
and the oilier cuts open the head of a man with a 
butchers cleaver? — [Missouri Cumberland Pres- 
byterian. t •> . .:.! :o 


CAPE TOWN MISSION 

The following is an extract of a letter from Elder 
Jesse Haven lb Elder Robert Campbell, City Re- 
order, dated L. D. Saints’ Office, four miles from 
Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, July 10th, 1854: 

My health for the last three months lias been 
poorly, but now is considerably belter. It is now 
the middle of winter, and generally rauty, and when 
not raining it is very delightful. It is the season 
lor raising vegetables, grain, &.c. The summers are 
dry and hot, and grain, Ste., cannot then be raised, 
except on low moist laud, that can be irrigated. 
There is but little of either. I am speaking of tilings 
as they exist in the vicinity of Cape Town. How it 
is back in the country, I am not so well informed. 
Grapes, in their season, are plenty, and very good, 
and much wine is manufactured from them. W in- 
ter is the seuson lor oranges, lemons, &c., and they 
are generally very plentiful. 

The air is as clear and pure as in Salt Lnke Vnl- 
ley ; were it nol so, tltis would l>e a very unhealthy 
place. On the moujfitains east of us we can see 
snow about three mouths in the year ; but ltere there 
is no snow, and : seldom any frost. The climate is 
very weakening to the physical and mental powers, 
and I don’t believe an European can stop here long 


out, took poison. 

The king here released the oilier ruler of Malac- 
ca. but returned the trophies and slaves; they now 
number five thousand. I think there are leu or fif- 
teen thousand Burmese in thraldom. 

I visited one of thpir festivals a few days ago. I 
was cautioned to go armed, as they, are a set of wild 
barbarians and outlaws; they would as soon tnke 
your life as to look at you. 1 had a view of heathen 
scenery, ji was pictureaqe — fire works, Burmese 
dancing, masks, and Indian pointings, in true 
Asiatic style. 

l'h of the populace are Chinese, 

skilled in all manner ot" hypocrisy, and there are 
thousands ql tile sons ot Ishmuel, and of different 
tribes and nations u! die antipodes of die earth. 

Tliis country lies very low, and for the most part 
is covered ^ ith fruit trees aud herbage ot various i 
colors and hues. The fruit is luscious, but shut out, 
as it were, from all llie rest of the world, in the dark 
regions of Father India. A tnan must uot speak 
alwye his breath, without the second thought. All 
vessels coming here, if they have any diamonds 
must stop at Packingham, or mouth of the river, for 
the benefit of the king ; and the king takes all pub- 
lic letters te hunsell", if be thinks proper, and reads 
them, Tliere is one large field of paddy, leu or fif- 
teen Rtiletf long, on the opposite side of the river. 
Sugar cane is very productive, and large quantities 
ure shipped. . Board is five dollars per ntondi ; break- 
fast. 9 Ar m. , dinner, 5 p . st. Thermometer, 96° ; 
N. lat. 13® 58’; E. long. 100® 64’. The weath- 
er is sulif-y and hot. The wet season is about one- 
fourth tha) of Burmoli. i 

Bsiplrod: is a floating city • nearly all business is 
done on the water. Boat lure is expensive — one 
shilling af day, or one hour, all the same; four men 
peddle die boat. 

A lew evenings ago, whde I was reading in my 
chapel, a, lickall fell at my feel. I never Teamed 
where it came from, but there is a God in Israel 


without materially feeling the effects of it. It seems 
a little odd to be obLiged to look to the north for the 
sun at noon, and to have our shortest days in June, 
and longest in December. 

A large pprtion of the inhabitants are licentious, 
and great lovers of wine, which is a great hindrance 
to the spread of the gospel. Bro. Walker is labor- 
ing in Graham's Town and its vicinity, distant about 
He bad baptized nine, two of whom 


600 miles. | 

have been disfellowsltipped. 

Bro. Smith went to Port Elizabeth on the last of 
Mareb, distant about 80 miles from Graham’s Town. 
About 500 persons collected at the first public meet- 
ing he held, aiaL broke it up by throwing brickbats 
and potatoes." Tlie magistrate told the people, pub- 
licly, if tliey again meddled with Elder Smith, he ! 
would puuisli them to the extent of the law. Since 
then, Bro. Smith has preached to large congregations 
without any disturbance, and he had baptized three. 
Forty-eight have, been baptized in the vicinity of 
Cape Town, six mf whom we have been obliged to 
lop off as dead or diseased brandies. The gift of 
healing is frequently manifested amongst us. 1 have 
not been able yet to get a door open in Cape Town, 
since the mob broke up our meetings nearly a year 
ago. A man to meet with good success in preaching 
in tliis country, ought (q be well acquainted with tlie 
Dutch and English language: . The saints here are 
very anxious to gather. 

There is a c lui of people here railed “ Malays,” 
who believe in the Muhomedun religion, They Are 
generally durker than the -fljirenean Indians, and 


been baptised lor the remission of all his past sins, 
and has received the Holy Spirit ; so he lufs told me 
since ; which aH will who will go forth with a con- 
trite spirit and be baptised, and have hands laid on 


them for the gift of the Holy Ghost. 

All those who have been baptised are rejoicing in 
the glorious Gospel qf our Lord and Saviour Jesus 
Christ. Tlie devil showed his teeth some when I 
was up here before, and also at the first discourse 
after I came up this time — men would get up and 
try to stop me by commencing to talk, and tif i testi- 
fied that Joseph Smith and Brigham Young were 
prophets of the Most High God, which I always do, 
and would like to ao so to all the world if I liad a 
chance, they would tell me I was a lint, with all the 
vest of the epithets common in the mouths of such 
men, and would have their hands full of newspapers, 
Spaulding’s works, etc,, to prove it, but I checked it 
in the bud, by telling them I would not allow it, Io 
they have quit coming to hear, as to disturb was all 


ure peculiar about euftug meat. They w , ill uot eat, 
nor even touch ' — ’ ’ r ‘ ’ * ‘ " ‘ 

meat they eat, 


must be 


killed by theix* Priests. The^y are ii Very civil and 
quiet people. I (oevel,, to my knowledge, have re- 
ceived any insult from them since I have been here. 
But the good, holy, pious, devout, and reverend 
Christians, have frequently insulted me as I have 
passed the streets, anting out, “ Monnonite ! Jo 



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ST. LUtyip LUDigjNirrft*iiM»M»*f fotffP'M’B 


REMOVAL. 

Sureotb and Frxui*!ln av*w*» : ,•; •••.■. ■ jt>. i.x-VJ • U. (ill: 

■ i “> •' 1 a CARD. 1 

rrrns Subscriber, thankful tot Uu> rbiy literal nitrous* e baatowad 

I upon lom during the past jeer, wonld say to hi* patron* and the 
public generally, that hit trill *ps« ho patoi lo render aathtfactltai fn 
orery particular artteto purcliaacd at hi» eUablUtuiwuU Will) Incfwafd 
facilities tot purchasing good*, and cotutnodlom .tore room*, do ate ena- 
bled to compete With wrifBMM In ooriuto Id “‘•**4; 

Dec. 1,1 Ihn ■ , n,;,; v ; _u;.u. BRA-SOUl Utgjttg, 

arrive, the following article*, -tor sale tear toe caah t 


The Field of Inkernuta after the Battle. 

The correspondent of the London Herald, who 
l|tv ensanguined field of Iukennan, aftdr 


' Qn the two west coi ner town*, and on the west 
endi a few feet beloujjtfo.’ top of ‘battlements, may be 
seon ia bold or foto rijilipvo, the great dipper, or tlraa 
Major, with the pomfem ranging nearly towards the 
north star. ( Moral 4he lost may find themselves by 
the priesthood.)! 

Il will nor gl^ce^at ; the main body of the house. 

1 hive before stated that the basement was i 
into many roamk The center one is i _ 
baptismal font, and is fifty-seven feet long by thirty- 1 
five feoi wide, separated from the ranm H 
rooms, two on each^de, nineteen feet long by twelve 
wide. On the eat* and weal sides of ihese rooms, 
are four passages twelve teot wide ; these lead to 
and from by otnside doors, two on the north and two 
on the south, j Fuejher east and west from these pas- 
sages are four mods rooms, two at each end, twenty- 
eight feet wipe by thiity eight and a 
These and their walls occupy tlie basement, 
the walls start off (heir footings, and rise sixtee 


tipper, or Lisa went over the ensanguined new oi imcenuau, «■«» 
■|y towards the die buttle of the 5di November, gives the followifig 
themselves by description of i» horrors: :i 

^ I have said oCei and over again that it was a 
■ ‘ sight which never Could be described. A consider- 

, divided able number. sonfe eight huudred to one thousand 
arranged for ai Russians, lulled and wounded, were li'ipg among 
' j- our tents, and here also, were many, too many, 
waH by four corpses of Zohavek and French infantry of the linei. 

All our wounded liad been removed, and the wounded 
of tlie enemy were lieing gathered in. The kind- | 
it, ® ami attention ot our soldiers to their helpless 
enemies was beyond all praise. They hroughlthem 
water, got knapsacks to put under dieir heads, and 
borrowed blankets in which to rover Them from the 
half long, raw night air. Here and there small groups of them 
All stood absorbed in pity round SWBfl prostrate toe, to 
and whom their kindness came too late, and who, shot 
either through the head or lungs, gasped out his ex- 


SBB ACRES AND B*sua, 

/•EM Mi* to the Lore!*, »«<“»* 

Said God’s most holy word : 
m» water hath fish. ««1 the lwul hath Arab, 

, Add tlie air hath many a bird 5 
And foe aoM i« teeming o'er all the earth. 

And the earth haa numberless landa ( 

Fe* mtUtone of handa want acres. 

While millions of seres want hands ! 

sought and brseiea, and gladsome flowers, 

. Are over the earth spread wide, 

Arwitae good God gave these gifts to men— 

j “ft, "men who on earth abide; 

thousands are tailing in poisonous gloom. 
And shackled with iron band*. 

While millions of hard hands want acre*. 

* And millions of acre* want bands ! 

5 eker a foot hath the poor man here, 

To plant with a grain of corn, 

plat where hl» child may full 


STORE ahd .0 

ifiO bag* prime DRPBRffiBDiPi 

& 

mba* Rbol* Pepper; 6 ba«* Aliploifi , , 

• scales Nutinrgs; 3 belot Clove*; 

*0bo*w pore gtxtxmd Spare? 46 do. CteUtettoMU 

6 cwk* dried (Currant, ; SO boxre Citron I 

10 Myor’» Ibbacco j 46 barrels laWtoraH Atmooa* 
6 caret* GiltoPa SMdtnw, t-4e »f*i IritoJ 
26 U*o* Bnkrris Cocoa aud ehocolat* ; „ „„ 

60 bote »u», luwsfc • nuiroiaiai 


CHILD, PRATT A CO., 

! . IMPORTK1L4 AND WHOLKSALK DEALERS ■ 

IN FOftBIGN AND DfiM KSTIC'HARDW ARK ANDCBTLBRV, 

NG, 147 MAIN STREET, 

Third Door North ol the Bank of MUsenri. 

4>T. LOLTlif. 

Mo 8, Jj P T 

~ j liauis ESPENSOHIED, 

WAGON ; MANUFACTURER, 

Corner of Broadway and l.abcnumc Stcort, 

I Ol'l'clmt KWtRK MILLS. 

NORTH ST. tiOVi*, MO. 


And' never a _ 

Fresh flowers in the dewy morn. 

Tb| soil lies fallow— the woods grow rank, 

Yet idle the poor man stands I 
0 millions of hands wan* acres/ 

And millions of acres want hands I 

J Tto writ, that “ ye shall not muzzle the ox 
That treadeth out the corn i ” 

Yet, behold, ye shackle the poor man’s hands, 
That have all earth’s burdens borne ! 

The land fs the gift of a bounteous God. 

And to LAZOS Hi* word commands j a 
Tut Millions of hands want acres, 

. And millions of acres want hands I 

•#ho hath ordained that the few should hoard 
Their millions of useless gold, 

And rob the earth of itafrulta and flowers, 
While profitless soil they hold ? 

Who hath ordained that a parchment scroll, 
i Should fence round miles of landa. 

When millions of hands waut acres, 
l Aiid millions of acres want hands? 

4 il 

.. i^Tis • glaring li* on the face of day, 
l This robbery of men’s righu ; 

>Tis a tie that the word of the Lord disowns, 

>T!b a curse that burus and blighu ; 

And ’twill burn and blight till the people rise, 
And swoar, while they break their bands. 
That the hands shall heucofprth have acres. 

And the acres henceforth have hands ! 

[Eog. Paper 


I'LEAN’S VOLCANIC OIL LINIMENT U 

. . v . . . te sllavlatn hnmn 


WILL Mil all my *xock ot 
ck*e vKit the retail lm»inetob m 


1*1*1, town, sU my 

the ibe oomer of Main um 


■ caw out iuv - — — , 7, , , - 

KtKlAulc trade, whlc* l h*v. MUblUbtO on 


gj- (treat B*rs»ln< may b* 
Call and examine raw. 

gov. S3, >W. '■ ' 


ST. LOUIS TYPE FOUNDRY 


PARER WAREHOUSE. 

Batabliahed A. p. 1840. 

A. P. LADEW 4 ۩., 

VpE FOUNDERS and dealers in paper, 

St and & Loenat Street, Si. Lonia, Mo., 

PRttSS DRBOT— SHABJt At.I.BT, 

paKSSM. Kl^EVBORDBBS, VLOWRRS, and every other artlrts 
'S h2^iaten- made addUton* to their tonner »*<>rtmeni 


Unooverked Passions betray men into follies ; 
tkjeir follies into crimes ; their crimes into misfortunes. 


rising, and, after staggering a few steps, rolling over 
among the corpses, snorting and plunging fearfully. 

“ Up to thq right of the wall was the way to foe 
two gun battery. The pathway lay through much 
thick brushwood; but the putli was slippery with 
blood, and foe brushwood was broken down, and 
cumbered with foe dead. The ocene trout the bal- 
to*y was awful, awful beyond description. I stood 
upon foe parapet at nine o’clock at night, and lelt 
heart sink as I guzed upon foe scene of carnage 
The moon was at its full, and showed ev- 

was 


KIEDICTVE FOR THE BILLION! 


The temple block is forty rods square, foe lines 
running north and south, east and west, and contains 
ten acres. The center of the temple is 156 feet 6 
inches due west from foe center of the east line of 
the block. The length of said house, east and west, 
is 186 1-2 feet, including towers, and the width 99 
feet. On the east end there axe three towera, as 
,ilso on the west. Draw a line north and south 118 
1-ft feel through the center of the lowers, and you 
have the north and south extent of ground plan, in- 
cluding pedestal. 

We depress into the earth, at foe east end, to foe 
depth of sixteen feel, and enlarge all around beyond 
foe lines of wall three feet for a loouug. 

The 'north and south walls are eight leet thick, 
clear of pedestal ; they stand upon a footing of six- 
teen feel wail, yn ils bearing, which slopes three feet 
onieach side to the hight of seven and a half feet. 
The footing ol the towers rise to foe same bight as 
the ride, and is one solid piece of masonry 01 rough 
ashlahs, laid in good lime mortar. 

The basement of the main building is divided in- 
to many rooms by walls, all having footings. The 
line ot foe basement floor is six inches above the top 
of the fooling. From foe lower on foe east, to foe 
tower on foe west, foe face of the earth slopes six 
feet; four inches above the earth on foe east line, 
begins a promenade walk from eleven to twenty-two 
feet wide, around foe entire building, and approached 
by^stone steps on all aides. 

There are four towers on the four comers of foe 
building, each starting from their footing, of twenty- 
six feet square ; these continue sixteen and a half 
feet high, and come to foe line of foe base string 
coune. which is eight feet above the promenade 
walk. At this point the towers arc reduced to twen- 
ty-five feet square ; they then continue to foe hight 
of thirty-eight feet, or foe hight of foe second string 
course. At this point they are reduced to twenty- 
three feet square ; they then continue thirty-eight 
feet high to foe third suing course- The string 
courses continue all around foe building, except 
when separated by buttresses. The string courses 


Requiring on External Application* 

Warranted in every Case for which il is Recommended 1 

* 

THE MEXICAN MUSTANG LINIMENT ! 

1' alike nil other popular medicine*, U Ia UKd bjr many prominent 
member* of the faculty, and raauy of the phblle HotpUmw. Thrtr preju- 
dice* hare yielded to lodicpaublr and Ineonlrorertihie tktaonstrstiott* oi 


above the promenade, rise three feet perpendicular, 
and terminate with a semi-circular head. The first 
story windows liave twelve feet length of sash, to top 
of semi-circular head. The oval windows have six 
and a haif feet length of sash. The windows of foe 
second stoiy are the same as those below. All these 
frames have four and a half feet width of sash. 

The pedestals under all the buttresses project at 
their base two feet ; above their base, which is fifteen 
inches by four and a half feet wide, on each front is 
a figure of a globe three feet eleven inches across, 
whose srjs corresponds with the axis of die earth. 

The base string course forms a cope for those pe- 
destals. Above this cope foe buttresses are three 
and a half feet, and continue to foe hight of one hun- 
dred feet. Above the promenade, close under foe 
second string course, on each of foe buttresses, is the 
moon, represented in its different phases. Close 
under the third string course, or cornice, is the face 
of foe sun. Immediately nbove is Santrn with her 
rings. The buttresses terminate with a projected cope. 

The only difference between foe tower buttresses 
and foe one jt« described is, instead of Saturn being 
on them, we have clouds and rays of light descend- 
ing downward. 

All of these sy mbols are to be chiseled in has re- 
lief ou solid stone. The side walk continue above 
the string course, or cornice, eight and a hail feet, 
making the walls ninety-six feet high, and are formed 
ip batdemenis, interspersed with stars. 

The roof is quite flat, rising only eight feet, and 
is to be covered with galvanized iron or some other 
metal. The building is to be otherwise ornamented 
in many places. The wltole structure is designed to 
symbolize some of the great architectural work above. 

The basement windows recede in from foe face of 
outer wall to sash frame, tliree leet, and are sur- 
rounded by stone jambs formed in mouldings, and 
surmounted by labels over each, which terminate 
at their horizon, exccjuing foe oval windows, whose 
labels terminate on columns which extend from an 
enriched string course, at foe foot of each window, to 
foe center of major axis. 

My chief object in foe last paragraph is to show 
to foe judgment of any who may be baffled, how 
those windows can be come at, etc. All in foe win- 
dows in the towers are moulded and have stone 
jambs ; each being crowned with label mouldings. 

For furfoe/^ ^particulars, wait till foe house is done, 
then come nod see it. 

The whole house covers an area of 21,850 feet. 
TRUMAN O. ANGELL, Architect 


around. 

ery object as if by foe light of day 
foe valley of Inkermann, with foe Tcharnaya, like a 
band of silver, flowing gracefully between the hills, 
which, for varied and picturesque beauty, might vie 
with any part of the world. Vet 1 shall never recall 
foe memory of Inkermann valley but with feelings 
of loathing and horror ; for around foe spot from 
which I surveyed the scene, lay upwards ol 6,000 
bodies. Many badly wounded also lay there ; and 
their low, dyll moans of mortal agony struck, with 
horrihle distinctness upon foe ear, or worse still, foe 
hukrse gurgling cry and vehement struggles of those 
who were convulsed lie fere they passed away. 
Around die hill small groups of men with hospital 
Stretchers were searching out for those who still sur- 
vived ; and others again with lanterns busily turning 
over foe dead, looking for foe bodies of officers who 
were known to be killed, but who had not lieen 
found. Here also were English women, whose hus- 
bands had not returned, hurrying about with loud 
lamentations, turning foe laces of our dead to foe 
moonlight, and eagerly seeking for what they leared 
to find 


thin any otter mMIcInr cvrr awl. It* rffloicy In tot* to rrlbto <1t»M*» H 
.,c*ncwlr,is«t by nit wbo h»v* n»«l It. It not only cam the asnptoloL 
i>ut appear* to Kl*« » rlsnr and elasticity to the limb*, betorc unknown, 
thn- p*rfonntntr a double oOleo. 


A FEW TESTIMONIALS. 

Path Hisdes Optics, M«r n, IBS*. 

G. W. WisTBRooa:— „ 

Please send me by the beam three I ante bottle* at year Mexican Hol- 
land Uoltnent, a* I wlih to take It op to my *4 *ce In Vermont, nol italnk- 
tnf It advisable to do wtibont tt. 1 haw nsed It In my family and oo 
my horns, and have found It Invaluable. Tour,, 


CORTKTHtAN MELODY. 

Music— “ HARK! 7 

rile Il.it vraa on bl* te»d, 

The P 1 «I|IK omwd admired; * 11 1 

What haauly In SI* warn. 

How matchless hla,cravat, 

And then how much be 5 , graoM 
With that mptoodam Hat I 

He turned him man.' the ttirtmff. 

Am be left Corinthian Haiti 
Bat at he movea along, 

On him all «lanoe* rail. 

Cried on,— “Sot Unarm' . claw Star, r 

With starry radiance Set, 
t Appears more fair to view 

Than yonder loatrtots }et( p 

tb> ratnn by aU »aa rained; 

Hu bosom awelle with pride; 

While I bey admtrfnt cared. 

He raised hi- votqe and <«■*- 
*. Priend,. would yoji have my Joy, 

And win as «*T»al fans*, 

Soar Hot* on Beoedway Buy ; 

There’* a tew ratsre left— the name.” 

THE GREAT NATIONAL HAT 8TORB, 

8Sg“ OF CORnTHIAlV HALL, .SC 

• - 09T BROADWAY. 

K^t&BLTSHED 6 THUWAROH. 1W», 

''iSSYo* the sal* op 

FINE ST. LOUB MADE DRESS HATS. 

FOB $4 BACH! 

FOB 4 

AJSTROUS, STYLISH, AND DURABLE SUPER 
DRESS HAT, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL ! 

FOR A 

FUR, PLUSH. OR COTTON CAP, 

GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL! 

FOB A 

i FUR OR WOOL SOFT FELT HAT, i 

GO TO CORINTIAN HALL! 

FOB Air 

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GO TO CORINTHIAN HALL ! 

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Nov. IRNL !• : . :■ \ j !■ *' - j '* t ,u * 


J. *. WII1TSXV. 


Bcrj ABETirroww, Trww., ! May 46, 1866. 
Xh. O. w. wistd»ook:— . 

Bear Sir— It afford, me much pleasure In eaylrr* to yoa that the Mexi- 
can Mmtang Unimcni outsells any medicine that 1 have ever bad lor 
.ale, and come* nearer doing what It promises to do. Send me another 
.imply, as ! ant nearly out. Toon 


respect! trUy, 

JOHN S1XOL8TBAT, P. M. 


Pnu-A DELPHI A, June It, ISM. 

MB* 6. W. Westbrook : 

sir— My un vo .iftitcled with a seeUlOE upon the knee Joint, whb 
ronSned him to the bouse. I bad a doctor attending him (or some urn 
bm be did not do him any good. One <■( my nrishboni tohl me to me tl 
Mmtang Unlment. I asked the doctor tt I omld do so, and be told i 
be i bought I could not do bettor. 

I procured one bottle, and In ahout a week he erne able to go out. 

3 can safely reco m mend It to the afflicted. 

Betpevttnliy yonra, MBA BENNETT. 


These latter were far more to be pitied 
than the inanimate forms of those who lay slaugh- 
tered around. The ambulances, as they came up, 
received their load of sufl'erera, aud even blankets 
were employed to convey foe wounded ta the rear. 

“ Outside the battery tlie Russians lay two and 
three deep. Inside, tlie place was literally filled 
with bodies of Russian guardsmen, 55fo and 20th. 
The fine, tall forms of our poor fellows could be dis- 
glance, though the gray coats, stained 


Park a Whit* at Sen Pr.vnctsco, Calltomta, arter 1«B gram, to te tnv- 
w»rded by first dipper for that port. 


PORT ax? PRfffCE, HaVTI, Jan. 16th. IBM. 

J bad the pleasure to receive invoice and boxca Mexican Mustang Un 1 - 
n*nt par Croton, amt havo no doubt it wUl have a brisk sale on the l.tand. 
1 ’ citumriK n.rgorwn. 


To give health, atntogta and clarity to tho limbs, there to nothing can 
equal In eric!, the 

MEXICAN MUSTANG LINIMENT 

FJRUfERS AUD LIVERY STABLE KEEPERS 

have need It tor the following dlteafws with extraordinary niece*, cvrit- 
lying Invariably to the efflcacyol the Undment, and the truthtnlrons o# 
oar sweet ton* In lta behalf : 

Spavin, Splint. Blug-booa, Ptotulm. Wind Galls, BE Head, Bretons, 
Sfralna, String-halt, Scratches, Crack'd Herts, Swenoy, Saddle, Collar, 
ori Kornev Gall*, IJard Lump* or Tumor, Film, or other dlaetora of the 
Eke, PoB-Bvtl, fcc. 

The smalt dees retail for 45 cents per bottle ; 

Th- medium Mae- retail for 60 cent* per bottle; . 

The large alies reUUJforons dollar per bottle. ; 

The medium bolus three time* as much as the small ; 

! The large hold* nearly three times ea much as the medium. 
Therefore tho lar*e bottle* are the cheageel. 

G. W. WESTBROOK, 

(Snceetoor to A. G. BRAGG to CO.,) 

Originator and Sole Proprietor. 
Principal Offices, 30* Broadway, New Tori; ; and Third and Market Sts-, 
SU Louis, Mo. Jan. IE ’66. 


tingukhed at 

with blood, rendered them alike externally. They 
lay as they fell, in heaps ; sometimes our men over 
three or lour Russians, and sometimes a Russian 
over three or four of our soldiers. Some had passed 
away with a smile on their faces, and seemed as if 
asleep ; others were horribly contorted, and, with dis- 
tended eyes, and swollen features, appeared to have 
died in agony, but defying to die last. Some lay as 
if prepared lor burial, as though hands of relatives 
had arranged their mangled limbs, while others 
again were almost in startling positions, half stand- 
ing or kneeling, clutching their weapons or drawing 
a cartridge. Many lay with both their hands ex- 
tended toward foe sky, as if to avert a blow or utter 
a prayer, while others had a malignant scowl of 
mingled fear and hatred, as if, indeed, they died 
despairing. The moonlight imparted an aspect of 
unnatural paleness to their forms ; and, as foe cold 
damp wind swept around the hills and waved the 
houghs above their upturned faces, the shadows gave 
a horrible appearance of vitality, and it seemed os 
if the dead were laughing and about to rise. This 
was not die case on one spot, but all over foe bloody 
field." 


GALLAGHER & CO 


Practical Dyers and Scotirerg. 

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n£nl- Gentlemen* Coato, Pantaloon#, V##t», lta., Dyed, Scoured and 
uaaily repaired. •'*’ • . ' ' ’■ !' 

Nov. IS, ’6*. , .. _ Jft** 


A Wholesome Thought. 

“ Bring hither the poor, the maimed, the halt, and die 
blind,” if you would have them healed of iheir many In- 
firmities. We boldly and fearlessly assert that the Mus- 
tang Liniment will positively cur* Rheumatism. Let 
any who ’ are afflicted with that most painful complaint 
try it thoroughly according to the directions, and if they 
are not cured, we will give them their money back. 
What more can we say? It will also cure the Piles. 
Thousands have tried it — and all were cured. Bruises, 
Sprains, Sores, or Eruptions, fade away as if touched by 
the magician’s wand. Its spplieation to a Burn or Scald 
acts like “ oil upon the troubled waters,” The tempest 
of pain and agony is soon spilled, and the patisnt is hush- 
ed to quiet and peaceful slumbers. “ There is a halm 
tor every wound,” and thalbaJmisthe Mustang Liniment 
Everybody that sells medicines keeps itfor sale. * Hold 
your Horses,” and if they are crippled, galled, or sprained, 
UM foe Mustang Liniment. 

See advertisement in another column. 


I Haw TDWtnJi wa«P Wil «tRH huiw^ux v*a gw • v wyv/riv'l 
te, Coca Cakes, and CoWecrioogriaa ol aU loads, la a alms* to *n» 

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HOMCEOPATHIST. 

Office, 123. Pine Street, between Fourth and Fifth, 
ST. LOUIS, MO. 

Jso. S, 1866. 1 ptf. 


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31 WARB, DOW’S MINERS’ LAMPS, WARRANTED AIR TIGHT 

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eUlcg Stoves alK other ont-Stttns* a<lapto»I lotba uae ofEmtcrantatoSelt 
Lekc, CaUlomto. and Oresoto, may be found et No. Its Market St- be- 
tween 6th and 6th, 3t. LouU, Mo. 

Wttetow Glass 3x10 and 10x12, 

Nov. Jjfl, ' &*. . . DB- 

S . J . Li E E S , 

LOCKSMITH, CUTLER AMD SAW-FILER, 

No. 81 Morgan, st. St. Louis* Mo. 

-fVBOK SAWS, Carpantaxat Cooper*' and Butcher,’ «*•», filad and sat, 
D Blade* put Into Knlvea ; Razors and Sctotere ground, set and repaired. 
•St!or»> and Tinners’ Steal*, CarpanuaV ami Coopare’ Tool*, Burch 

GonarepSrS ana tor iato. All kind* of Toot* boogh t agd told- 


Invaldable Remedies- — F or sea sicknea 
nt home. 

Far drunkenness, drink cold water. 

For health, rise early. 

For accident, keep oat of danger. 

To keep out of jail, pay your debts. 

To be happy, be honest 

To please all, mind your own business. , 

To make money, advertise liberally. 

To do right, take a newspaper. 

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RETAIL DEALER, '* 

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FOB THE WEST. 

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ALMA ROLLER berevrvn Tenth and Eleventh ttrerta, xm Prank- 
ltn arenne, before totaglnK Uudr Wagooa etoawhery, an he Is prepered 
to fnrntob Wagons put, op in the beat style, and ont of th* best material. 
Wagon* made at the same ttep have haao u«d for the peat three* yaare 

a. 


prepared for that piece. 






JESUS 


LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDETH IT NOT ; 


heir iu lsruel’s family : and if those, blessings had 
failed, the purposes of God according to election 
must have- failed in reUtlion to die posterity of Israel, 
and the oath of Jehovah would have been broken, 
which could not be, though heaven and earth were 
to pass away. (Rom. fl, 13.) fha it is written, 
Jacob have 1 loved, but Esau have 1 hated. Where 
is it written! (Mai. 1, 1, 2.) When was it writ- 
ten ! About 397 years before Christ, and Esau and 
Jacob were bom about 1773 years before Christ, ac- 
cording to tile computation of time in Scripture mar- 
gin, so Esau and Jacob lived about 1376 years be- 
fore die Lord spoke by Malachi, saying, Jacob have 
J laved, but Esau have 1 hated, as quoted by Paul.; 
This text is often brought forward to prove that God) 
loved Jacob and hated Esau before they were jborn, 
or before they bad done good or evil ; but if Goid did 
love one and hate the other before they had dono 
good or evil. He has not seeu fit to tell us <|F it either 
in die Old or New Testament, or any other revela- 
tion ; but diis only we leam, that 1376 years alter 
Esau and Jacob were born, God said to Malachi — | 
Jacob have 1 loved, and Esau have 1 bated; and surely 
dial was time sufficient to prove their works, and as- 
certain whedter they were worthy to be loved or 
hated. 

‘And why did he love the one and hate die other ? 
For die same reason that lie accepted the offering of 
Abel and rejected Cain’s offering; because Jacob’s 
works bad beeu righteous and Esau’s wicked ; and 
where is there a righteous fadier who would not 
do the same thing! Who would not love an affec- 
donate and obedient sou more than one who was 
disobedient, und sought to injure him and over- 
throw the order of bis house ! [Objection. ] But 
God Beeth not as man seetli, and He is no respector 
of persona [Acts 10, 34.] True; but what saith 
die next verse. He that fearedi God and worketh 
righteousness is accepted of Him ; but it does not say 


ilege as Uieir brethren ; or in fine, in die first place, 
diey were on the same standing with their brethren. 
Thus, this holy calling being prepared from the 
foundation of the world for such as would not harden 
their hearts, being in and through the atonemeht of 
the only begotten Son, who was prepared, and thus 
being called by this holy calling, and ordained unto 
the high priesdiood of the holy order of God, to teach 
his commandments unto the children of men, that 
they might also enter into His rest, this high priest- 
hood being after the order of His Son, which order 
was from the foundation of the world, or, in other 
words, being without beginning of dnys or end of 
years, being prepared from eternity to all eternity, 
according tb‘ his foreknowledge of all things. ( Rom. 
9, 41, 12.) For the children being not yet horn, 
neither having done any good or evil, that the pur- 
pose of God; according to election, might stand, not 
of works, hut of him that culleth 


principle or election, i.e. that God chose, elected, or 
ordained Jesus Christ, his Son, to be the ereamr, 
governor, savior, and judge of the world ; and Ahra- 
haui to be the father of the faithful, on account of 
his foreknowledge of their obediene to his will and 
commandments, \yhich agrees with the saying in the 
IL Tun. 2.21, ‘ If a man purge himself from these, 
he si iull be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and meet 
for the master's use, and prepared unto every good 
work.’ 

“ Thus it appears that God luu chosen or elected 
certain individuals to certain blessings, or to the 
performance of . certain works ; and that we may 
mare fully understand the movements of the Supreme 
Governor of the universe in the order of election, we 
proceed to quote the sacred writers, ( RouuS.2S,30) 

• For whom he did foreknow, he also did predes-i 
tiuate to be conformed to the image of his Son, f at 
lie might he the first- bom among many brethren: 
moreover, whom lie did predestinate, them he also 
called, and whom he called, them he also justified, 
and whom he justified, them he also glorified.’ 
And whom did he foreknow 1 Those that loved him, 
as we find iu the 28th verse of the same chapter — 

* For we know that all things shall work together 
for good to them that love God, to them who nre the 
called according to his purpose.’ And who are the 
called according to his purpose! Those whom he 
foreknew, for lie foreknew that those who loved him 
would do his thrill and work righteousness ; und it is 
vain for men to say they love God, if they do not 
keep his commandments. Cain found it so when he 
presented an unrighteous offering, for God said umo 
him, (Gen. 4.7) ‘ If thou doest well, shall thou not 
be. accepted ! ’ and yet he was not accepted ; ‘ but 
whoso keepeth his ward, in him verily is the love qf 
God perfected ; and hereby we know that we are in 
him (I. John, 2.5) or that we are the called accord- 
ing to his purpose.’ 

But did not God foreknow all things and all men! 
Surely, 1 known? unto God are all his works, from 
the beginning of the d-orld,’ (Acts 15. IS) but does 
that prove that all men would love him and keep his 
copimaudineiits, so that he could predestinate them 
unto eternal lift! Certainly not, for that would 
make God' to IbrefthotV tilings- which were imt to V», 
and to predestinate men to that, unto which they 
could never attain, (Mat. 7.13), ‘for wide is the 
gate and broad is die way that leadetli to destruction, 
and many there bo that go in thereat.’ 

" The principles of God’s kingdom are perfect and 
harmouious, and the scriptures of truth must also 
that one sentiment thereof 


<?I)C *>t.. Cflttis Xnmiitarj, 

[levoted to Science, Religion, General Intelligence and 
, News of the Day. 


15, 16,] and called them to account for saving the 
men children alive, [verse 18] and charged all hia 
people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast 
into the river ; [verse 22] and yet God would have 
mercy on vVhom he would liai'c mercy, [Rom. 9, 18] 
lor he would iiave mercy on ilia godly child, Moses, 
'when he was hid! and laid in the flags [Ex. 11, 3,] 
by his mother, to save him lioni Pharaoh s erne) or- 
der, and caused jthut lie should be- preserved as a 
prophet and deliverer to lead his people up to their 
own country : aud whom he would be hardeued, lor 
he hardened Pharaoh by pausing before him ip 
mighty power arid withdrawing Iris spirit, and leav- 
ing him to his own wicked inclination, for he had set 
taskmasters over! the Israelites to afflict them with 
their burdens, and caused them to build treasure cit- 
ies for Pharaoh, find made them to serve with rigor ; 
and made their (lives bitter with: hard bondage, in 
mortar nnd brick, und all manner of service in the 
field, [Ex. 1st chap.-,] beside destroying the men 
children ; thus proving to the God of heaven and all 
men that he had hardened his own hard heart, until 
he became a vessel of wrath fitted for destruction ; 
[Rom. 9, 22;] all this long before God said unto 
Moses, I will harden his (Pharaoh’s) heart, [Ex. 4, 
21 .] 

‘Are men, then, to be saved by works! Nay, 
verily, by grace are ye saved through faith, and that 
not of yourselves, it is the gift of God ; [Epli. 2,8;] 
not cf works, lest any man should boast, [5, 9,] not 
by works of righteousness which we have done, but 
according to his mercy he saved us, [Titus 3, 6,] 
and yet faith without works is dead, being alone. 
[James 2, 17.] Was riot Abraham our fadier just- 
ified hy. works ! , [fi, 21. ] Shall we then be saved 
by faith l‘ Nay, neither by faith nor works, but by 


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it was said unto 
her, the elder shall serve the younger,’ us we have 
before shown why God chose Abraham to be the 
father of the faithful, viz., because Hu knew he 
would command his children and his household after 
him ; so now we see by this why the purposes of 
God, according to election, should stand, and that for 
His oath's sake. (Gen. 22; 16, 17, 18.) ‘By 
myself hath I sworn, saith the Lord, for because 
thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy 
son, thine only son, that in blessing I will bless thee, 
and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed us the 
stars of heaven, and as die saud which is upon the 
sea shore ; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his 
enemies, and in thy seed shall the nations of the 
earth be blessed, because thou bast obeyed my voice.’ 
Here the Lord Jesus, coming through the seed of 
Abrahum, is again leferred to, through whose suf- 
fering and death, or in whom all the nations of the 
earth Were to be blessed, or made alive, as they 'lmd 

in this, election 


ELECTION AND RBFHOBATION. 

This article was first published in the Millenial 
Staj, iu die year 1841, which the prophet Joseph 
says, m )>is History, is one of the sweetest pieces 
that has been written in these last days. 

Do you behove ui election and reprobation? To 
prevent die necessity of repeating a thousaud limes 
vviiut may be said ui once, we purpose to answer 
this aft-asked question iu writing, so that the saints 
may .learn doctrine, and all who will may understand 
that such election und reprobation as is taught in die 
Old und New Testaments, and other revelations 
from God, we fully believe, in connection with every 
other, principle of righteousness; and we ask this 
favor -of all into whose hands our unswer may come, 
that they will not condemn until they have read it 
through, in the spirit of meekness and prayer. 

“ Thu Lord (Jeliovuh) hath spoken dirough 
Isaiah (42. 1 ) saying, ‘ Behold my servant whom I 
uphold — mine elect in whom my soul delighieth ; ’ 
evidently referring to the Lord Jesus Christ, the 
Son of God, chosen or elected by the Father (I Pet. 
1. 20') ‘ Who verily was lore-ordained before the 
foundation of the world, but was manifest in these 
lost limes for you, who by him do believe in God to 
serve him in die redemption of the woYM, when 
ivvenimt of die people (Isaiah 42. 6) for n light of 
the Gentiles, and die glory of his people, Israel, 
having ordained him to be the judge of die quick 
and dead (Acts 10. 4*2) that through him for- 
giveness of sins might be preuehed (Acts 13. 38) 
unto fill wtto would be obedient unto his Gospel 
(Mmk 16. 16.17). 

- Every high priest must lie ordained (Heb. 5.1) 
and if Christ had not received ordination, he would 
m* have had power to ordain others, ns he did when 

'-ordained the Twelve (Marks. 14) to take a 
pai; in tile ministry which he had received of his 
Father ; also. (John 15.16) ‘ Ve have not chosen 
me, tu it 1 have chosen you, nnd ordnined you, that 
ye should go and bring forth fruit (Heb. 5.4) for no 
man taketh this honor unto himself but he that is 
railed ,of God as was Aaron (5.5); so also Christ 
glorified not himself to he made an high priest, hut 
he that said unto him. ‘ Thou art my Son, this day 
have l begotten thee.’ No being can give that 
which he docs not possess; consequently no mun 
can confer the priesthood on another, if lie lias not 
himself first received it ; and the priesthood is Of 
such a nature thnt it is impossible to investigate the 
principles of election, reprobation, Sic., without touch- 
ing upon tlie priesdiood also; and although some 
may say that Christ as God needed no ordination, 
having'jpossessed it eternally ; yet Christ says (Mat. 
28.16?? All power is given unto me in heaven and 
on ear N ; ’ which could not have been if lie was in 
eternal possession ; and in the previously quoted 
verse, we discover that lie that said unto him (his 
Fail er } glorified him to be made an high prie&t, or 
ordajnt-d him to the work of creating the world and 
all things Upon it, (Col. 1.16) ‘ For by him were all 
things created that are in heaven and that are in 
the ear.h,’ and of redeeming the some from the fall, 
and to -the judging of the. quick and dead, fur the 
rigitt df judging rests in the priesthood, and it is 
through tins medium that the Fadier liadi committed 
all judgment umo the Son (John 5.22) referring to 
his administration oil earth. It was necessary that 
Christ should receive the priesthood to qualify liim 
to minister before his Father unto the children of 
men, 90 as to redeem and save them. Does it seem 
reasonable that any man should take it upou him to 
db,a p£irt of die same work, or to assist in the same 
priesdfood, who has not beeu called by the spirit' of 
prophecy Or revelation, a 8 was Aaron, and orduined 
accordingly i and can it he expected that a man will 
be iffd-ed by revelation who does not believe in rev- 
e lqi.-0ii ? or will any man submit to ordination for 
the fulfillment of a rovolauou or call in which he has 
no frith ? We think not. 

“.’That we may learn still further dint God calls or 
elyi^K particular- men to perform particular works, or 
ou. vphoin to confer special blessings, we read (Isaiah 
45,;},) * For Jucob my servant's sake, and Israel 
miujp elect. I have called thee (Cyrus) by thy numc 
to he a deliverer to my people Israel, aud to help to 
pldlt them on my holy mountain, (Isaiah 65.9, see 
confteotion) for mine elect shall inherit it, and my 
servants shall dwell there, even ou the mountnins of 
Palestine, the land of Canaan, which God had be- 
fore promised to Abraham and his seed,’ (Gen. 17. 
8) and ' the particular reason why Abraham was 


died in Adam, 
is made manifest, for God elected or chose die chil- 
dren of Israel to be his peculiar people, and to them 
belong the covenants and promises, and the blessings 
received by the Gentiles come through the covenants 
to Abraham and his seed ; for through the unbelief 
of the Jews (Rom. 11, 17) they were broken off, 
<uu! i he Gentiles were grafted iu; but they stand by 
faith, (Rom. 11, 20,) and not by the oath of flec- 
tion; therefore it boaomuth them to fear, lest 
cease quickly to bear fruit and be broken off ( verse 
21) that tlie Jews may be grafted iu agaiu, for they 
shall be grafted iu- again (verse 23) if they abide 
not in unbelief. 

*i The Gentiles became partakers of the blessings 
of election aud promises through faith and obedience, 
as Peter says, writing to the strangers scattered 
abroad, (1 Peter. 1st chap.,) who were the gentiles, 
tlie elect according to die foreknowledge of God the 
Father, llirough sanctification of the spirit unto obe- 
dience ; (1 Peter 11, 9;) for ye are a chosen gene- 
ration, a royal priesthood, on holy nation, a peculiar 
people, dial ye should show forth the praises of him 
who hudi called you out of darkness into his marvel- 
ous light, (verse 10) which iu time past were not a 
people, hut now are the people of God, which had 
not obtained mercy, hut now have obtained mercy. 

‘ Why were diey a peculiar people ? Because 
God had chosen that generation of Gentiles and con. 
ferred on them.die blessings which descended through 
tlie priesthood, and die covenants mito the house of 
Israel, or grafted them iuto die good olive tree; 
( Rom. 11, 17 ;) und Uius die house of Israel became 
ftie ministers of salvation to the Gentiles; and this is 
what die house of Israel was elected unto, not only 
Uieir own salvation, but dirougli them salvation unto 
all others, (John 4, 22,) for salvation is of the Jews, 
(Rom. 11, 11,) and through their fall salvation is 
come unto the Gentiles. 

‘ Among the promised seed we find Jesus Christ 
neither last nOr least, but the great high priest and 
head of all, who was chosen to lay down his life for 
the redemption of die world, for without the shedding 
of blood there could be no remission of sins. ( Heb. 
9,22.) (Deut. 7, 6, 7, 8, 9.) Moses bears a sim- 
ilar testimony with Peter and Paul to the principles 
of election : for thou art an holy people unto the Lord 
diy God ; the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be 
a special people unto himself, above all people dial 
are upon the face ol the earth. The Lord did not 
set lus love upon you, nor choose you, because ye 
were more hi number than any people, for ye were 
the fewest of all people ; but because the Lord loved 
vou, and because he would keep the oath which he 
had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought 
you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out 
of the hoiibe of bondmen, from the hand of Plmraoh, 
king of Egypt. Know, therefore, that the Lord thy 
God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth 
covenant and mercy with them that love Him and 
keep his commandments to a thousand generations, 
which proves the long continuance of the blessings 
of fins highly favored people. 

‘And the Lord said imto her, (Rebecca, Gen. 25, 
23.) the elder shall serve the younger. And why ! 
Because that Isaac, die fadier of Esau and Jacob, 
the husband of Rebecca, and the son of promise to 
Abraham, was the heir ; and as Esau was the elder 
son of his father Isaac, he had a legal claim to the 
heirship ; but through unbelief, hardness of heart, 
and hunger, he sold his birthright to bis younger 
brother, Jacob, (Gen. 25, 23.) and God knowing 
beforehand that he would do this of his own free will 
and choice, or acting upon that agency which God 
has delegated to all men, said to his mother, the 
elder shall serve the younger; for as the elder son, 
Esau, has sold Iris birthright, and hy that means lost 
all claim to foe blessings promised to Abraham, 
those blessings and promises must have failed if they 
had not descended with the purchased birthright un- 
to the younger son, Jacob, for there was no other 


agree in all their parts, so 
shall not destroy another, and when we read that, 
whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate ; 
and that, known unto God nre ill his works; so that 
it might appear from an abstract view thereof, that 
God foreknew all, and consequently predestinated 
all to be conformed to the image of his Son ; — we 
ought also to rend (Mark 16.16) ‘ he that believetli 
not shall be damned;’ and (John 8.24) ‘ if ye be- 
lieve not that I am lie, ve shall die in your sins ;' 
also (Mat. 25.41) • depart from me ye cursed, for I 
was an hungered and ye gave ine no meat, etc. 

Paul referring to tlie saints, (Rom. 1.7) calls them 
beloved of God, tailed to be saints ; and says (Rom. 
8.1) ‘ there is no condemnation to them which are 
in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but af- 
ter the spirit,’ and goes on to show in his epistle to 
tlie Romans, that the law (the law of carnal com- 
tnniiJineuts given to the children of Israel, the cov- 
enojit people,) could not make the coiners thereunto 
perfect; (see also Heb. 10. 1) but was given for a 
schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, (Gal. 3.24) so 
that when he had come and offered himself without 
spot unto God (Heb. 9.14) the sacrifice of the law 
should be done uway in him, that the honest in heart 
all might come unto the perfect law of liberty, (James 
1, 35,) or the gospel of Christ, walking no longer 
after the flesh, but after the spirit, and be of thnt 
number who love God and keep his commandments, 
that they might be called according to his purpose ; ’ 
(Romans 8, 28;) nnd these were the individuals re- 
ferred to, whom God foreknew ; such as Abel, Seth, 
Enoch, Noah, Mclchisedec, Abraham, Lot, Isaac, 
Jacob, Joseph, Moaes, Caleb, Joshua, the harlot 
Rahab, who wrought righteousness by hiding the 
servants of God, when their lives were sought by 
their enemies, Gideon, Barak, Sampson, Jeptliu, 
David, Samuel, and the prophets, (Heb. 11,) who, 
tlurotigh Uieir fuith, subdued kingdoms, wrought 
righteousness, obtained promises, slopped tlie mouths 
of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped die 
edge of the sword, out of weakness were made 


the earth. As yet exoltest thou thyself against my 
people, that thou will not let them go ? 

God had promised to bring the house of Israel up 
out of the land of Egypt at his own appointed time ; 
and with a mighty hand and outstretched arm, and 
great terribleness; [Deui.26,8.] He chose to do tins 
thing that His power might be known, and His name 
declared throughout all the earth, so that all nations 
might have the God of heaven in remembrance, and 
reverence His holy names and to accomplish this it 
was needful that he should meet with opposition to 
give him an opportunity to manifest His power ; 
therefore he raised up a man, even Pharaoh, who, 
He foreknew, would harden lift heart against Ged 
of his own free will and choice, and would withstand 
the Almighty in His attempt to deliver His chosen 
people, and that to the utmost of his ability ; and he 
proved himself worthy of the choice, for he left no 
means unimproved which lus wicked heart could de- 
vise to vex the sons of Abraham, and defeat the pur- 
poses of die Most High, which gave the God of 
Abraham an opportunity to magnify hiB name in the 
ears of the nations, and in sight of this wicked king, 
by many signs and wonders, sometimes even to the 
convincing the wicked king of his wickedness and of 
the power of God, [Ex. 8, 28, etc.,] and yet he 
would continue to rebel and hold tlie Israelites in- 
bondage ; and (Iris is what is meant by God’s hard- 
ening Pharaoh’s heart He manifested himself in 


tlie armies of the aliens. These all* died in faith, 
having kept the commandments of the Most High, 
having Stained tlie promise of a glorious inheritance, 
and are wuitiug file fulfillment of tlie promise which 


they obtained, (Heb. 11, 40.) God having provided 
some better thing for us, that they without us should 
not lje made perfect. 

The prophet Alma bears a similar testimony to 
tlie other prophets concerning election, in his 9th 
chap., (Book of Mormon,) saying, ‘ This is the man- 
ner after which they were ordained ; being called 
and prepared from the foundation of the world, ac- 
cording to the foreknowledge of God, on account of 
their cxceediig fuith and good works, in die first 
place being left to choose good or evil; dierefore 
they having chosen good, and exercising exceeding 
great faidi, are called with a holy calling ; yea, with 
that ijtoly calling which was prepared with, and ac- 
cording to a preparatory redemption for such ; aud 
thus diey have been called to this holy calling on ac- 
count of their faith, while others would reject the 
Spirit of God on account of the hardness of their 
heortB and blindness of their minds, while, if it had 
not been for this, they aright have had os great pnr- 


for Israel which he has sought for in vain by the law 
of Moses, j 

• This is file election that we believe in, viz., such 
os we find in die prophets aud apostles, and the 
word of die Lord himself, apd as we have not room 
to give all the quotations in full relating to election 
in this epistle, we would invite the Saints to oxaminu 
the Scriptures in connection with diese quoted ; and 
whenever they find election, or any other principle 
or blessing, given or applied to the lmuee of Israel, 
let those principles continue with the bouse ol Israel, 
and not apply that to Esau which las longs to Jacob ; 
nor to the churches of modern times which belong to 
ancient covenant people ; and always ascertain how 
the Lord, the aposdes and prophets have applied 
their words, and ever continue the sumo application, 




ST. LOUIS LUMKARY— SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1855. 


and knowledge and wisdom will be added unto you ; 
and in the words of the beloved Peter and Paul, v e 
would eshort you to work out your own salvation 
with tear and trembling, lor it is God that worketh 
in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure ; 
(Phil. *3. 12, IS:) giving all diligence to make your 
railiug and election sure. (II Pet. 1, 10,) for this is 
that settling power spoken of in Ephesians 1,13. 14 : 
In whom ye also misted, after that ye heard the 
wortt of truth ; the gospel of your salvation, in whom 
also' after that ye believed ye were sealed witli thut 
Hot# Spirit of promise, which is the earnest ot our 
inh eritance, until the redemption of the purchased 
possession, unto the praise ol his glory, (II Pet. 1, 
1 ltjj for so an eutranre shall be ministered unto you 
abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord 
and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. 

‘BRIGHAM YOUNG, 

‘WILLARD RICHARDS.’ 


£>t. louis fnmmanj. 


cloaked in a religious garb, pretend to be true be- CAJS THEY LBT US ALONE ? 

lievere? Let the honest answer. The following beautiful extract is from the Mffienial 

The third lectuie was delivered on Thursday eve- Star, of Dec. 23, in a leading article on the altitude 
aiug^the 1 1 ili inst. Subject : The signs of the nines which the United States were assuming toward the 
as they relate to our country, its mission, its perils. Saints, aiid die late newspaper war upon Utah: 


j ' ST. LOUIS, 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2 0, 


1855. 


LIST OF AGENTS FOR THE LUMINARY 

Sow Orleans, James Meeaw. 

Ala. amt Tonn., H. W. Church. 

Harrison countv, Texas, Wiliam Martuulalo. 

Milan county, Texas, S. M. Blair. 

Preston Thomas, Traveling Agent for the South. 
Cincinnati, O., Hon. Orson Spencer. 

Springfield, O., A. R. Wright. 

Pittsburgh, Pa., B. F. Winchester. 

Georgetown, Ky., J- M. Barlow. 

Keokuk. Iowa, Charles Clark. 

Philadelphia, Samuel Harrison, 5*4 Poplar, 9». 

Now York, John Tavlor. 

Helena, Ark.. Alfred Gay. 
pecan Point, Ark., I.. J. IVLopair. 

’ fhulT City, Iowa, Win. H. Folson. and l.. O. 1 Jttleheld. 
Maquaketa, Iowa, J. Dalrymplc. 

Gravois, Mo., Charles Maxwell. 

{•’airfield, Inch, John Wirkel. 

Alquilia. lad., Stephen Golding. 

Alton, III., Henry J. Hudson, 
j'lentreville, 111., Janies Kinney. 

>«owoll. Mass., F.liaktm S. Davis. 

•General ‘Agent for Massachusetts, N. H. Fell, 
yian Jose, Cal., J. M. Horner. 

San Barmdino, Cal.. C. C. Rich. 

,, General Agent for Utah, Hon. Z. Snow. 

Slednr City. Utah, Hon. 1. C. Haight. 

■Traveling Elders generally will please act as agents. 
S\. L. Siler. Traveling Agent through the West. 


THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES. 


'Dr. Rice, of this city, tM engage en donnant a 
ct arse of lectures in the Mercantile Library Hall 
uj/Oii the signs of the times, which have excited a 

* X ' X X . 1 ... . J ' J 


and its future prospects of permanent prosperity. 

The lecturer dwelt in his introduction on the ori- b 
gin of our government, the peculiarity ot its institu- ^ 
tionB, the character of its people, the exteut and fer- 0 
tility of its territory, and its varied and exhausileso „ 
elements of greatness and power. t 

The lecturer said, « The Lord has raised up in 
other ages people and nations to accomplish his pur- ( 
poses, and in these last days has raised up this na- ; 
tion at this critical time, when the world is hastening ( 
to its last epoch to fulfill a special and divine mission. 

We need not tell those of our readers who are at 
all acquainted with our doctrines that this is Mor- 
monism ; it is as the ABC of^our education ; these 
principles hpve been instilled into our minds from 
our very infancy in this church : these were the prin- 
ciples which burned in the bosom of the prophet Jo- 
seph and his noble brother Hyrum, and which dwell 
in the bosom of every Latter-day Saint. 

The lecturer spoke in glovying language upon the 
character of the father’s of this nation. “They 
were not,” said he “the aristocracy of the old world 
who first sought a home in this land, but they were 
men who denounced the corruptions of their rulers — 
men who loved truth for its own merits — men who 
were oppressed in their own land because of their 
noble and independent principles ; men who were 
willing to sacrifice everything for what they believed 
to be true — for troth they were prepared to brave 
every danger and boldly encounter every difficulty ; 
these were the men who laid the foundation ot this 
government, and who guve character to its institu- 
tions ; and they were the right sort of men to lay the 
foundation of a new government. They were con- 
sidered rebels, for they would ask no man how they 
were to sen e God ; their conscience was the only 
law they recognized upon that subject. Mon who 
have no conscience ot principle will change their 
opinions and principles as convenience or the will ol 
their nilcrs may demand ; but men of sterling prin- 
ciple would rather die thnn resign their laith and 
violate their conscience. The greatest rebels are 
generally men of the greatest principle.” 

The above needs no comment; suffice it to say, 
that Mormoni8m runs through every sentiment; for 
a it runs through and encircles all things that are lovely, 
U I pure, noble and true, both in heaven and on earth. 
a I The lecturer endeavored to prove that the divine 


nts r THEY LET US ALONE ? OUR EUROPEAN EMIGRATION. 

The following beautiful extract is from the MSUenial Pn»Ment Richards writing under date of Liver- 
Star, of Dec. 23, in a leading article on the altitude P<» 1 January 29th, says: “ In my h*,l informed 
which the L T nited States were assuming toward the y° u 01 l * le ‘ He!* 08 being 00 ® > a,M receiving 
Saints, aiid die late newspaper war upon Utah: J a ®age in the river by being stranded. She w now 

... „ . , , * in dock, liaving discharged her passengers and their 

b >’ «■£"'•“• 7 *£“** 1 "“ e r * l 7' J£L„ „» b, n »bipp«l for . w„k « mow. 
Our past history surely shows that persecution has “ Tv® vf . *, , j_ v 

i ^ Am * 3 ., j “The Danish saints arrived here on Christmas day, 

only served to increase our strength and influence, d v 

1 , , ,, , , * . „ . , , all well and quite safe, and expect to sail some any 

and we boldly throw out the assertion to the world M . lor w ew 

lT - •„ 7 .- , „ ■ next . week on the ‘ James Nesmith, hence lor new 

that it will contmue to be so in all future time. ^ 

Orleans. 

}* We ^P^' 1 persecution, knowing that the powers „ whfa ^ k^mdrtd saints on my hands, I have 
of evil will oppose die work of regeneration. Christ ^ & |f ^ a merry Christmas, with every 
said it must needs be dial offenses come, but wo unto prog . of ^ New Year wlh heart and 

them by whom they come. As a people, we have 
I nothing to fear from persecution, for we know of 

a surety that it will build us up, while it will prove __ _ __ ____ 

, , „ , HARPER’S MONTHLY MAGAZINE 

the downlnll of our enemies. . ,. T 

I, , ... The first number of the 10th volume of this wei 

“ From small settlements in Missouri, we grew . . , ... , , , .. . • 

, , „ . . , , , known, ably edited, and deservedlv popular work ti 

into a large and well organized city, and held the ^ ^ ^ Jt will be a welcome visitor to ever 
political control of a county in lUinois After our ^ ^ ^ The hjstory ^ char 

expulsion from that place mto the wilderness we ^ ^ nob , e Jeffetson will ^ fouud of thrillin| 

fled to the fastnesses of Yhe Rocky Mountains where ^ to eye i(Jlic ^ It iUustrated b; 
alone we could enjoy that liberty denied us by lure- # ^ presentlng . weU drawn am 

hng priests, corrupt rulers and a depraved people. repre3enlatlons of lhe 

numerous character 

There, through the blessings of the Almighty we It will ^ found an !lgre eahle compar 

we have planted the germ of a future empire There ^ ^ ^ and steamboat lraveler( and wi 

is a well organized territory, rapidly becoming form a ^ble acquisition to the parlor librwy; an 
weighty ,n the scale of political influence. The m- ^ ^ ^ a ^ precisely lhe thing llml wi 

habiUinls axe vigorous, energetic, and thoroughly in- ^ 

ured to hardship and danger. They have thus far SU1 ^ 0U ‘ 

defended themselves against tlieir enemies, and . 

have been abundantly able to sustain the adminis- (jj. CffjJ H C f 01 lUf 
tration of their government, having received but lit- 
. tie assistance from the United States. [Extract of a lattiT from James McGaw-L 

“ If thus in their earliest infanoy they assumed the Times — Beggary In Orleans — A Btxildi 

, obligations of manhood, what will be the result of Contrast — Immense Emigration of Germai 
. maturer years? What will be the next giant stride ttu ^ Irish. 

f of a power which increases the more rapidly when As for the times in this place, they are very ha 


HARPER’S MONTHLY MAGAZINE. 

The first number of the 10th volume of this well 
known, ably edited, and deservedly popular work is 
now before us. It will be a welcome visitor to every 
lover of literature and art. The history and char- 
acter of the noble Jefferson will be found of thrilling 


VOLUME I. 

of light; her officers, (the apostles and prophets for 
the edification and perfection of the Saints,) peace; 
and the bishops and the deacons, (her exactors of 
fighting.) righteousness— -necessary for the benefit 
of that heavenly community, as placed in that organ- 
ization by Je&UjB : perfect in its adapuuion to- the 
Saints— the members of the church of Christ. 

The church of the devil is called the synagogue of 
Satan. The great whore that siueth upon many 
waters, full of names of blasphemy, having seven 
heads and ten horns— arrayed in purple and scarlet, 
decked with gold and precious stones; in her fore- 
front a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, 
the Mother of Harlots, that great city— Confusion— 
which has smitten all nations afnd reigns over the 
kings of the earth ; and in her skirts was found the 
bland of Saints and Apostles j on the one hand » 
revelation, apostles, prophets and saints; on the 
other band is mystery, confusion, a hireling clergy 
of Right Reverend Fathers in God, His Grace the 
Archbishop, My Lord the Bishop, Doctorsof Divin- 
ity, not omitting the multitude of Reverend Mr. 
Somebodys everywhere adored, if these be not from 
the catalogue of false names, or some of the names 


interest to every patriotic spirit. It is . ustrated by b , h)J where we find them? We shall 
a profusion of engravings presenting well drawn and ^ ^ ^ ^ in ^ of God . there 

faithful represenlations of the numerous characters ^ f Df ^ uQr ^ p eler , n0) nor the Rev . 
introduced. It will be found an agreeable compan- ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ and a(mple obamcteri8l - 

ion to the railway and steamboat traveler, and wd ^ ^ auJ loveUne88 . dlere wus Pet er, James 

form & valuable acquisition to the parlor librap'; and ^ ^ ^ for lhe inftnite importance of the 

for the leisure horn it is precisely the thing that will ^ head(t of divil) it y all d horns of power 

suit you. would excite a smile. Only think of Dr. Moses, the 

1 1 Rev. Mr. Jqshua! Don’t we all agree that the 

(tel^MItkUCe of Ik ICUmimUl}. righteousness of those men makes their names far 

r o 2_ more famous without the -appendages of modern 

Jar 1 „ „ 7 Christianity? That they would feel infinitely dis- 

[Extract of a letter graced by such empty baubles, we will leave it for 

Hard Times— Beggary In Orleans— A Btrllting J .. . r , 

Contrast— Immense Emigration of Germans the serious consideration of every candid rfeader, 

and Irish. praying that their eyes may be opened to see the 

As for the times in this Diace, they are very hard truth as it is in Jesus. 


•ylx [Extract of a latter from James McGaw.], 

Hard Times— Beggary in Orleans— A Striking 
Contrast — Immense Emigration of Germans 
and Irish. 

As for the times in this place, they are very hard 
and business is very dull; there are hundreds of men 


gjjod deal of interest and atttracted considerable at-, mission of this nation is to evangelize the nations, 
t nation. He adduced as incontrovertible evidence that this 11 a- 


violeutly opposed ? We leave these questions for and business is very dull; there are hundreds ol men 1 

the future to disclose ; and our enemies to answer, if out of employment, and the streets are full of beg- '/JT p I p (V r }) IV (l i f iSDiliflltS 

they can. We know that the kingdom is the Lord’s; gars. I have seen stout looking young men ( Amer- v r 3 ^ x o 

that it will increase while other kingdoms decrease, icons) actunlly begging for bread, saying that they =—> =; ' f rom ti, 0 citv~Prca8 

and that every effort of its enemies to crush it will had come from New York and could not get work, ^ t?TT vrrA'PTr' 

result in their own downfall. The pit they dig for had no money nor 'food, and were suffering from LA ^r RI val of THE CANADA 

the Saints they will fall into themselves, and the hunger. . 

principles of truth will rise triumphant over all oppo- I see from the papers that than _is mjich Buffi mng ^fiXo'iidon datesVthe fill! 

oiiiou. n city.; tha upwards of 15,000 have been ^ fiye 0 . clock> p M 

14 The approaching crisis in the United States, turned out offeinployment from the various branches Advices from the seat of war and diplomacy, by 
with regard to our doctrines and people, we have of mechanism. this arrival, possess but little of special interest, and 

been anticipating for a number of years, and it has The times are so dull and hard here, that it will the interesting features of it may be summed up in 
long been a subject of fireside conversation in bun- be ahnost impossible for the emigration (should any {^hundred guns in a ’potion 

dreds of Mormon families. The angry clouds which, be obliged to stay here) to find employment in th s . w n a g ru ou Sebastopol, and were only 

i . . • 1 • • it . J _L._ A J* L. .nnnv/linrr In fill in thtt . / . f • • * . . V 


From tho City Press. 

LATER FROM feUROPE. 

ARRIVAL OF THE CANADA. 

Halifax, January 17, 6 p. m. — The steamer 
Canada, with Liverpool and London dates to the 0ih 
inst., arrived qt half past five o’clock, r. m. 

Advices from the seat of war and diplomacy, by 
this arrival, possess but little of special interest, ana 
the interesting features of it may be summed up in 
die two following points, viz : The Allies, at the 
latest advices, had three hundred guns in a position 
ready to open a fire ou Sebastopol, and were only 


teat ion. 

His first lecture was delivered to a very large 
audience. The object of the lecturer was to show 
that fhe world is rapidly approaching another great 
epoch, which was foretold by prophecy aiid clearly 
indicated by the signs of the times. 

Some who henrd the Dr.’s first lecture thought he 
was a Millerite, and some asked if he was not a 
Mormon ; and lest there should be still a duhily upon 
the minds of some concerning it, we would state 
that tlie. lecturer is bona fide orthodox Presbyterian. 
Il might be superfluous for us to add, he is a pro- 
found thinker, an able rensoner, and a good orator. 

His second lecture was on file subject ot infidelity 
in connection with the signs of the times. He traced 
the history of the various infidel systems, Deism, 
Atheism. Pantheism and Spiritualism, and showed 
conclusively that they were all in opposition to the 
reason aud common sense ot mankind — that all 
all these systems failed to satisfy the cravings of the 
immortal mind. 

-Had the lecturer been a Mormon fie would have 
fSboK?n, moreover, that the Christianity of this age 
(so snitch boasted of) is as much opposed to file rea- 
son and good sense ol true philosophers, and is as 
ljttlo calculated to satisfy the cravings of the immor- 
tal mind as infidelity. 

He would have shown that ihe Christianity of this 
age is not the Christianity of the Bible. 

The Dr. said, “that among the evidences of Christ- 
ianity were those of miracles and prophecy ; ” that a 
miracle was the putting forth of divine power, as in 
the case of the calling forth of Lazarus from the 
dead ; that genuine prophecy consists in foretelling 
future events which it is impossible for any human 
visioh to forsee : he considered that infidels had not 
examined one-seventieth part of this class of testi- 
mony'.. 


W » t . . II • .1 luaujl IU » WAV VU J 

lo llio obscure visiou ol political demagogues and city ; and it is worse, according to all account, in tne f or a favorable movement to commence, af- 

• ■ ■ 1 . D ..1 ... » l.MMn lUL Annfiilanna SIX ( - 1 I V r _1*A Luivn 


tion would prosper, and as a ship, ride triumphant 
through overy storm the following arguments: This 


corrupt editors, appear to be gathering only over 
| Utah, are big with file future destiny of file Ameri- 


country is far removed from the broils that disturb cau Union. 


the old world, and In uo a dmigor from the weak na> 
lions in this hemisphere. While other nations arc 
engaged in disastrous ware, we are left free to send 
the gospel of peace 16 the heathen. In this country 
we have ns much liberty lis any man can desire, and 
therefore there is no need of a revolution. Honesty, 
industry, and economy will always secure a compe- 
tency, and the elements or wealth are accessible to 
all. Commercial interests bind the United States 
together; all portions are mutually dependent upon 
I each other. The lies of kindred are a strong bond ; 
members of the same family are to be found scat- 
tered over all the States. 

The dangers to which this nation is exposed, the 
lecturer considered to be as follows: The rapid in- 
crease of wealth, and consequently luxury, dissipa- 
tion, weakness ; hut this finds a salutary cheek in 
momentar